Update: Charlie Strong has denied to Pete Thamel that he interviewed for Auburn job.
Here’s original post:
The Birmingham News is reporting that Auburn has interviewed Louisville football coach Charlie Strong to replace the fired Gene Chizik.
“The interview took place in the last two days, al.com has learned, according to someone familiar with the process,” reports Charles Goldberg.
Strong has led Louisville to a 9-2 record and is 23-15 overall as the Cardinals’ coach. U of L plays at Rutgers on Thursday night with the winner taking the Big East title and a BCS bowl berth.
Goldberg also writes: “The university remains interested in three former Auburn assistants: Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher and Arkansas State coach Gus Malzahn, as well as TCU coach Gary Patterson and Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart.”