Never know what is going on in a guy's head. Strong might really like it there. Maybe he wants to be the next Bobby Bowden, and take a perennial "also-ran" and turn it into a national powerhouse. If people knew in the mid 70's that Bobby Bowden would become a coaching legend with a few national titles while at the helm of what is now considered one of the greatest runs any team has ever had, who would have believed he'd do it while at Florida State? Or the same thing with Coach K at Duke. There has to be some appeal to hand-making a super power, as opposed to just being the guy who took over a powerhouse when the spot was available.