On Sunday, the Miami Hurricanes fired head coach Al Golden following a 58-0 destruction at the hands of the Clemson Tigers, leading some non-thinking national media types to float Texas Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong's name for the gig.
So it was no surprise when Strong got a question about it during his Monday media availability.
Texas coach Charlie Strong was asked if he was going to Miami. He started laughing and said he has the best job in the country— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) October 26, 2015\
As if that answer wasn't enough, Strong was asked about it again later.
Charlie Strong when pressed again on Miami job, makes it clear : "I have a great job here. I've got to get things done."— Jane Slater (@SlaterESPN) October 26, 2015
Despite the silly speculation, Strong doesn't actually have any real ties to Miami -- he's never worked for the Hurricanes and though he's spent four different stints in Gainesville with the Gators, he's never been employed by any other schools in the state of Florida, either.
Sure, he has significant ties to the South Florida area because he's always recruited well there, but there's also the fact that Miami is currently quite cash-strapped and only paid Golden $2.5 million a year.
Why would Strong leave a job just when it seems like he's starting to make progress to go to a cheap athletic department that probably can't even pay his buyout and just had to pay Golden's buyout, too?
That's a rhetorical question, so let's all move on now.