AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - University of Texas regents have approved new football coach Charlie Strong's five-year contract worth more than $25 million.
Strong will be paid $5 million in the first year, with an annual $100,000 raise for the coach chosen to succeed Mack Brown. The regents met by phone Monday and approved the contract by a unanimous vote.
Strong spent the last four years at Louisville and will be the first African-American head coach of a Longhorns men's team. He went 23-3 the last two seasons at Louisville, and was introduced as Texas' new coach Jan. 6.