Applewhite in Running for Job as Texas Assistant

AUSTIN (AP) - Former Texas quarterback Major Applewhite is in
the running for a job on the Longhorns staff.

Applewhite is currently the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Alabama. Texas needs a running backs coach but cannot announce a hire until Wednesday night at the earliest because of job posting rules, school officials said.

Applewhite is one of several being considered for the job by Longhorns coach Mack Brown. The Austin American-Statesman reported Applewhite was on the Texas campus today to interview for the job, but a school official said Brown was out of town recruiting during the day.

Brown has already done some shuffling on his staff, hiring defensive coordinator Will Muschamp from Auburn and moving former coordinator Duane Akina back to his role as secondary coach.

Greg Davis remains as Brown's longtime offensive coordinator.

The 29-year-old Applewhite has been a rising star in assistant coaching circles for several years.

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