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Gbears99
04-14-2010, 12:49 PM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/andy_staples/04/12/charlie-strong/index.html

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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?"

What position did he get interviewed for obviously it wasn't for head coaching position. Anyone ever hear him getting a interview?

UrsaMajor
04-14-2010, 12:54 PM
He was a finalist for head coach when JT was hired. He was eventually not selected for 2 reasons: Gladstone was afraid he was ultimately interested in the NFL, and more importantly, he was strictly an SEC guy who had few connections out here for recruiting. FWIW, after the process he did state that he felt that Cal had treated him fairly and given him a decent shot and he understood the reasons JT was picked instead.

cal97
04-14-2010, 12:54 PM
Strong interviewed at Cal when Holmoe was fired. I believe he was second choice to Tedford.

okaydo
04-14-2010, 01:33 PM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/andy_staples/04/12/charlie-strong/index.html

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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?"

What position did he get interviewed for obviously it wasn't for head coaching position. Anyone ever hear him getting a interview?

You don't know that!

I'm a Tedford bandwagon-jumper, and I knew that.

(Though I must confess that I was very close to the Daily Cal sports department -- though I didn't follow football -- when Holmoe quit/Tedford was hired.)

Yes, Strong was runner-up for the job (http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:AZlQPuryIRcJ:https://www.dailycal.org/article/7219+%22charlie+strong%22+dailycal&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us).

CrimsonBear
04-14-2010, 01:52 PM
Strong interviewed at Cal when Holmoe was fired. I believe he was second choice to Tedford.

Not to quibble, but I believe Marvin Lewis turned us down before Gladstone offered JT. I seem to recall Lewis was going to fly to Berkeley, but decided against it (he really wanted a NFL head coaching job). I was bummed b/c I thought Lewis would give us credibility after the Holmoe debacle. Well, it worked out for the best for all parties.

Valleyblue
04-14-2010, 01:58 PM
Not to quibble, but I believe Marvin Lewis turned us down before Gladstone offered JT. I seem to recall Lewis was going to fly to Berkeley, but decided against it (he really wanted a NFL head coaching job). I was bummed b/c I thought Lewis would give us credibility after the Holmoe debacle. Well, it worked out for the best for all parties.

You are correct, but after that is when the three "finalists" were Charlie Strong, Bruce Snyder, and Tedford. Gladstone passed on Strong because he lacked the west coast recruiting contacts and it would take too long to develop them. It came down to Snyder and Tedford and while Gladstone stayed diplomatic using words like "energy" and "stamina," Snyder's age worked against him. Gladstone felt, however, that any of the three were excellent candidates.

okaydo
04-14-2010, 02:02 PM
More details on Marvin Lewis...
http://bit.ly/ctc63i

cal97
04-14-2010, 02:18 PM
Not to quibble, but I believe Marvin Lewis turned us down before Gladstone offered JT. I seem to recall Lewis was going to fly to Berkeley, but decided against it (he really wanted a NFL head coaching job). I was bummed b/c I thought Lewis would give us credibility after the Holmoe debacle. Well, it worked out for the best for all parties.

Technically that means he was still second choice to Tedford, which is what I claimed. Your info indicates that he was third choice to Lewis. :p

Gbears99
04-14-2010, 02:22 PM
You don't know that!

I'm a Tedford bandwagon-jumper, and I knew that.

(Though I must confess that I was very close to the Daily Cal sports department -- though I didn't follow football -- when Holmoe quit/Tedford was hired.)

Yes, Strong was runner-up for the job (http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:AZlQPuryIRcJ:https://www.dailycal.org/article/7219+%22charlie+strong%22+dailycal&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us).

I will admit I didn't start following the team until JT's tenure also

CrimsonBear
04-14-2010, 02:43 PM
Technically that means he was still second choice to Tedford, which is what I claimed. Your info indicates that he was third choice to Lewis. :p

True.

CrimsonBear
04-14-2010, 02:47 PM
More details on Marvin Lewis...
http://bit.ly/ctc63i

Thanks for the link. So glad Lewis was honest to Cal about it. Allowed us to get JT. I have little doubt if Lewis was successful at Cal (certainly if he was as successful as JT in the first few years), he would be gone to the NFL.

JT is a college guy, at least for a while. Who knows, maybe he pulls a Carroll if he starts getting Cal to BCS games. Either way, I'd like to find out.