In partnership with CBSSports.com
The place to talk about the Texas Longhorns
The place for off topic discussion on Hookem
You have no favorite boards.
"You can all go to Hell, I'm going to Texas!" - Davy Crockett
The big question as I see it is whether Mack will let Major call the plays. I really think that is why Harsin left. He was not able to call his own plays. Mack needs to go plain and simple!!!!!
I have no more ability to see into the future than any of the rest of you do, but here's what I know for sure.
1. Major Applewhite is a class act.
2. Major Applewhite has an incredible football IQ.
3. Major Applewhite has an uncanny ability to relate to today's players as evidenced by his recruiting skills as well as the positive comments from the team in light of his promotion.
4. Major Applewhite bleeds Burnt Orange.
Do these things guarantee success? Absolutely not, but I believe they constitute a foundation for success and I am willing to take my chances with The Major.
Congrats to Major! Though he should be the Offensive Coord with no 'co' in his title. Ameteur hour from Mack! How many companies with co-CEOs have been successful --- drum roll - NONE (see RIM, maker of the Blackberry). Hey we should have co-Head Coach -- Mack + AKina or something to that affect.
Everyone should watch this.
The Longhorn Network takes an all-access look at co-offensive coordinator/running backs coach Major Applewhite.
i'm excited for him because he does have a mind for coaching, he has a fiery personality, and he is passionate about Texas. that guarantees nothing, however.
i worry about him in this move because, if we tank again next season, he will get flushed out along with mack and everyone else, and it will be unlikely he makes it back, at least not for a looooong time.
i also worry about some of the wrist-chewing retards in the fanbase who do nothing but complain, because complaining somehow boosts their self-esteem. they undoubtedly will squeal like little piglets every time we run a short pass for little to no gain, or a dive up the middle, variably claiming that major has the taint of GD or that mack is meddling. it probably won't have an effect on major, but those fools always show up on message boards. it will happen. it will be annoying.
247Sports In partnership with CBS Sports