Tuesday September 23rd, 2014

Former Texas co-offensive coordinator Major Applewhite has applied for the vacant SMU head coaching job, reports Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesman.

SMU head coach June Jones abruptly resigned earlier this month, citing personal issues, amid reports he was dissatisfied with several of the SMU administration's rules.

Applewhite joined Texas as an assistant coach in 2008 and became co-offensive coordinator in 2011. He accepted a one-year severance package to leave the staff when Texas hired Charlie Strong as head coach this offseason.

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Applewhite started 30 games at quarterback for the Longhorns from 1997-01, breaking several program records.

As a Texas assistant, Applewhite was involved in an incident with a student during the 2009 Fiesta Bowl trip in which he "engaged in inappropriate, consensual behavior," for which he was disciplined internally.

Applewhite has also coached at Syracuse, Rice and Alabama.

Ben Estes


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