June 24, 2024

FEB 6 LONGHORNS ANNOUNCE STAFF PROMOTIONS The Texas Longhorns are making some changes within their recruiting and player personnel staff.

The Texas Football X account tweeted out the news on Tuesday night, saying that coach Steve Sarkisian has officially announced the promotions.

Tracking the moves shaping the Texas Longhorns' football roster in 2024

JAN 31 SWEAT DOMINATES  Sweat was arguably the Texas Longhorns top defensive player this past season, cruising his way to unanimous first-team All-American honors, the Outland Trophy and much more.

With his game now on autopilot, Sweat has started preparing for the NFL Draft, starting with the Reese’s Senior Bowl.

According to reports, Sweat is in control of the situation, hammering former Arkansas center Beaux Limmer in practice drills.

Currently, Sweat is rated as a marginal first-round talent by some experts and as high as 50 prospects by others.

However, Sweat ought to keep climbing the boards if he can maintain this level of play in the run-up to selection day.

JAN 17: “WE CAME FROM THE BOTTOM AND ARE HERE NOW” Major Applewhite, an assistant coach and former Texas Longhorns quarterback, is expected to take over as the South Alabama Jaguars’ new head coach, according to a report from ESPN’s Pete Thamel.

Applewhite will be promoted from his present roles as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach to take over as the Jaguars’ head coach in place of Kane Wommack, who left to take a defensive coordinator post at Alabama under Kalen DeBoer.

After being signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent after the 2002 NFL Draft, 45-year-old Texas-Ex Applewhite swiftly made the decision to forgo his playing career in favor of finishing his education and becoming a coach.

He worked under then-coach Mack Brown as a graduate assistant at Texas for two years in 2003 and 2004. He then attended Syracuse, Rice, and Alabama for a year before returning to Austin for the following five years. Prior to being elevated to co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks, he served as the running backs coach.

From there, after a year off from coaching, Applewhite spent three seasons at Houston before returning to Alabama for two seasons as an analyst, where afterward, he’d take the offensive coordinator job at South Alabama in 2021.

 

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