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Strong promises Texas will be tough

Published On: Jan 06 2014 04:48:04 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 07 2014 01:54:34 AM CST

Charlie Strong was introduced as head coach of Texas Longhorns football on Monday. Hear from the new man in charge, and one of his potential players. Abilene High Eagle and UT commit, Jake McMillon.

AUSTIN, Texas -

New Texas football coach Charlie Strong says the Longhorns will field a mentally and physically tough team as he tries to push the program back among the national elite.
    
Texas introduced its new coach at a 45-minute news conference Monday. Strong breezed through with jokes and smiles before ending it with a "Hook'em Horns" hand signal.
    
Strong also acknowledged the historical significance of being the school's first African-American head coach of a men's sport.
    
Strong spent the last four seasons at Louisville and went 23-3 the last two years. He takes over for Mack Brown, who stepped down last month after 16 seasons.