Another Prominent Coach Is Reportedly Leaving Miami’s Football Program

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The Miami football program has gone through some big changes this offseason.

Just a year after Mario Cristobal took over as the team’s head coach, he needs to replace quite a few key pieces of his coaching staff.

The team fired offensive coordinator Josh Gattis just a year after they lured him away from the same job at Michigan. They still haven’t found a replacement. They also lost quarterbacks coach Frank Ponce, who is heading to Appalachian State to become their offensive coordinator for the 3rd time.

The team also lost co-defensive coordinator Kevin Steele, who left to take the DC job at Alabama. They replaced him with Lance Guidry.

Now it looks like they are going to be losing another defensive coordinator.

According to 247Sports’ Gaby Urrutia, co-defensive coordinator Charlie Strong is leaving Miami ahead of the 2023 season.

Strong had only been with the Hurricanes for one year, but decided to move on after he was passed over for the defensive coordinator job.

There was a time that Strong was one of the hottest names in college football. Strong had a ton of success as the head coach of Louisville, racking up 11 wins while the team was still in the Big East back in 2012. They followed that season up with a 12-1 record in the AAC.

Over his 4 years with the program, he won 3 bowl games.

That led to his tenure at Texas, where he was not nearly as successful.

Since the end of his time at Texas, Strong has spent a lot of time in Florida, coaching with USF and the Jacksonville Jaguars before his year at Miami.

Strong’s name recognition should help him land a job somewhere before the start of the 2023 season.