Batesville native Charlie Strong: "I am fine where I'm at."

LOUISVILLE ( - Several coaches' names have been speculated to be candidates for the head coaching job at Arkansas, but none more so publicly than Louisville's Charlie Strong.

Strong, a Batesville native who played college football at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, was asked for the first time publicly about the Razorbacks' opening on Wednesday. As a guest on "The Jim Rome Show", Strong said he is happy at Louisville, where he has coached since 2010.

"The athletic director and president here gave me my first opportunity," Strong said when asked whether he would answer a phone call from Arkansas. "I know a lot of times your name comes up with these different jobs, but when someone reaches out to you I owe it to (Louisville) to uphold what we've been talking about.

"When I got this job my name wasn't even in the mix for the Louisville job. I am fine where I'm at. I've got a lot of backing here and my family loves it here. I'm pretty comfortable where I'm at."