Former Louisville head coach Charlie Strong has left the program for Texas after four years with the Cardinals, and the news has understandably left some of his former players upset.
Cornerback Andrew Johnson tweeted multiple times about the coach, saying "he ain't real," "he so fake" and tweeting this after one of the first pictures of Strong in Texas was released.
Johnson took a slightly different approach when tweeting at Strong's Louisville account.
@CharlieStrongUL Thanks for everything. Wish u the best of luck at Texas. U built a powerhouse program. Just pray to god we never play Texas— Andrew Johnson (@LockDown_15) January 5, 2014
A common theme of frustration for the Louisville players was Strong's lack of communication with the Cardinals -- players alleged he promised them he was staying, and did not tell them of the news first. Instead, many found out through other means.
Idc about him leaving, he could have at least told us before. Not mad at him though.— DeVante Parker (@TalentedYoung9) January 5, 2014
Man this sucks. We shut down our recruiting to stay loyal and committed then this happens.. It's the business. But nonetheless optimistic— IPO (@Nilijah_Ballew) January 5, 2014
Hell of a way to find out pic.twitter.com/9CgACjABki— Jarel McGriff-Culver (@J_Culver) January 5, 2014
Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich reportedly spoke to the players and attempted to fire them up, pleading patience for the program.
Jurich told players "I don't care who was wearing the headset, it's your work that built this program, and will determine our future."— Eric Crawford (@ericcrawford) January 5, 2014
Strong was introduced Monday as the new head coach of the University of Texas.