UPDATE: Orangebloods.com's Chip Brown reports Major Applewhite is not going to Florida.
Orangebloods.com’s Geoff Ketchum is reporting on Twitter that Texas Longhorns assistant head coach Major Applewhite will become Will Muschamp’s offensive coordinator for the Florida Gators. Earlier tonight, Muschamp was revealed as Florida’s next head coach.
Applewhite played quarterback for the Longhorns at the turn of the century, becoming a graduate assistant after hanging up his cleats. He then spent a year each as Syracuse Orange quarterbacks coach, Rice Owls offensive coordinator, and Alabama Crimson Tide offensive coordinator before taking on his current role at Texas in 2008. He also coached Longhorns running backs.
Applewhite was the offensive coordinator of the Bama team that famously lost to the University of Louisiana-Monroe. He was also named SEC Offensive Coordinator of the Week shortly before that, so you take the good with the bad.
Considering Florida’s primary problem this season was their offense, which has likely forced hundreds of sportswriters to look up synonyms for anemic, bringing on a totally unproven coach to turn around the Gators attack would be … well, it doesn’t sound like something you’d recommend, does it?
Bad start RT @gkketch Confirmed with two sources that Major Applewhite is expected to follow Will Muschamp to Florida as the school’s new OC