Apparently Tennessee went after Louisville coach Charlie Strong, but he reportedly turned down a contract offer
from the Vols and will sign a lucrative extension to stay with the Louisville long term. Per Sports Illustrated...
Louisville and Strong are finalizing a long-term extension that could be announced as early as Thursday. It’s expected to be a significant commitment in both years and dollars and will reportedly put Strong in the top echelon of coaches in the ACC.
The Louisville extension ends Tennessee’s courtship of Strong, who had one brief meeting on Sunday with Tennessee chancellor Jimmy Cheek in Louisville. That was Strong’s only direct contact with another university.