Schools nationwide are about to regret passing on Charlie Strong

Strong, meanwhile, continued to get passed over. Aside from Louisville, he also interviewed at Cal, East Carolina, Kansas, Minnesota and Vanderbilt, and he was rumored to be a candidate at Kentucky when Rich Brooks was hired. Remember, this is a business in which a formal interview is often merely a formality. No one pulled the trigger on Strong. “What I got tired of was when your name keeps coming up for a job, and everyone starts wondering why you didn’t get that job,” Strong said. “Did you really have a fair chance to get a job?”