Former Texas co-offensive coordinator Major Applewhite has applied for the vacant SMU head coaching job.
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.
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.
- Ben Estes