Which former Texas coach will take over as LSU’s new coach?
Updated June 24, 2018 10:23:51 Former Texas coach Charlie Strong has been hired as the new head coach of LSU.
Strong has spent the last five seasons at the helm of the Longhorns, and he’s guided the Longhorn program to a perfect 6-0 record.
Strong will be taking over for Les Miles, who announced his resignation on Wednesday.
The LSU athletic department did not release any details about Strong’s new position, but he is expected to take over immediately after Miles leaves.
LSU will play its first home game on Sept. 12 against No. 12 Texas.
Strong spent the 2016-17 season as the head coach at Texas, where he guided the team to a 13-0 mark.
LSU is now 12-0 this season, which ranks it seventh in the country.
Strong was fired in June after his team went 11-3 and posted a 10-2 mark during the regular season.
LSU has now won five straight SEC games.
Strong is the third head coach to leave LSU, joining former Florida coach Jim McElwain and former Vanderbilt coach Bobby Bowden.
Strong’s first season in Baton Rouge was plagued by a rash of injuries.
LSU lost six of its final seven games, including a season-opening loss to Auburn in Week 1.
The Tigers have lost five of their last six games.
LSU had a 4-5 record heading into the season, including an 11-4 mark in 2015.
The 2015 season was the first of three for the Tigers under Strong.
Strong finished the 2015 season with a 61-20 record at LSU, including seven national titles.
The first of his three years at LSU was cut short by an injury to star receiver Sammy Watkins, who had surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon.