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Strong Takes Texas Job, Monday Sports Update

By on January 6th, 2014

The University of Texas has a new football coach, the NFL playoffs begin and more in our Monday Sports Update.

** Former Gator assistant and Louisville head football coach Charlie Strong has accepted the same position with Texas, replacing Mack Brown.   A news conference is scheduled for today to formally introduce Strong.

** The NFL wild card weekend was indeed wild as three road teams came away with wins.  On Sunday, visiting San Diego drops Cincinnati 27-10 and visiting San Francisco kicks a last second field goal to beat Green Bay 23-20.

** The Gator football team welcomes at least seven early enrollees to classes Monday, including quarterback Will Grier and defensive back Duke Dawson.

** Florida gets its 20th verbal commitment in the 2014 class when offensive lineman Kavaris Harkless gave his pledge to Florida; he is from Jacksonville.

** Several top college football players are entering the NFL Draft early, including UCF quarterback Blake Bortles who helped lead the Knights to their best season highlighted by a Fiesta Bowl win.

** Miami Hurricanes football coach Al Golden is staying in Coral Gables and not pursuing the vacant Penn State job.  Golden's alma mater is Penn State.

** The Miami Heat are now 26-8 after beating Toronto 102-97 Sunday as Lebron James scores 30 points.

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