Dec. 9, 2009

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -Florida defensive coordinator Charlie Strong is headed to Louisville.

School spokesman Kenny Klein says the school is planning a press conference Wednesday afternoon to introduce Strong as its new head coach.

Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich flew to Gainesville, Fla., on Wednesday to meet with Strong and bring him back to Louisville, where the hire will be presented to the Athletic Association's board of directors for approval. A board meeting is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. EST.

Strong will replace Steve Kragthorpe, who was fired Nov. 28 following three disappointing seasons with the Cardinals.

Terms of Strong's contract were not yet completed. He has spent the last seven seasons at Florida helping mold the Gators into one of the top defensive teams in the country.