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Sources: Texas interested in Louisville coach Charlie Strong

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Louisville coach Charlie Strong is reportedly being considered for the vacant Texas job. (AP)

The Texas Longhorns have inquired about Louisville head coach Charlie Strong, sources told Yahoo Sports on Tuesday.

Strong has been considered a possible candidate for the vacant Longhorns head coaching position since former coach Mack Brown's ousting.

Sources also told Yahoo Sports that the Cardinals will be proactive in trying to keep Strong if he is offered the Texas job. Louisville signed Strong to an eight-year contract extension in early 2013 after the coach was approached about the then-vacant job at Tennessee. That extension bumped his annual base salary up to $3.7 million.

While Texas has inquired about Strong, formal permission to interview him was neither requested nor granted, sources said.

Orangebloods.com is reporting that Texas athletic director Steve Patterson flew to an undisclosed location on Tuesday to interview Louisville coach Charlie Strong.

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