Major to OC? There’s History Here And It May Be Mack

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Randy Major to OC? There’s History Here And It May Be Mack

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Randy Major to OC? There’s History Here And It May Be Mack
Randy Major to OC? There’s History Here And It May Be Mack

Major to OC? There’s History Here And It May Be Mack
Posted by Jesus Shuttlesworth
Recruitocosm

When Recruitocosm first posted there would be wholesale changes it was back in early November and we were sitting at 4-4.

The back story of this article is that it came from inside Bellmont from current and former staff members. The feeling going in to this season, as related to us by these two folks, was that this season was to be Mack’s last year. Fast forward to early November, when the theory first crossed our desk, and everything seemed to be coming to a head.

So we posted the following:

We’re told all that piled up frustration equates to Muschamp taking the reins. What’s more interesting is who is cast out. It sounds like Mack’s retirement would give Muschamp carte blanche to do his thing which means Davis, Madden, Chambers, and MacWhorter would all be handed pink slips among others possibly. Madden would be the first on the chopping block and we’re hearing the strength and conditioning coach for LSU, Tommy Moffitt is very interested in joining Muschamp on the 40 acres.

As for the rest, most notably, Muschamp’s defensive coordinator position would be offered to Kirby Smart who, like Applewhite, and Muschamp before him, can’t wait to get out from under the Draconian recruiting indiscretions heaped upon him by Satan Saban. Think Cam Newton without the cover of Bobby Lauder as an example of life in Tuscaloosa.

I’d imagine that Applewhite steps up as the OC and Will adds two or three young firebrands for recruiting and, ahem, actual coaching. Talk about an upgrade — this group would give you the best defensive staff in all the land along with some real fire power on the recruiting trail. All that piled up frustration equates to Muschamp taking the reins. What’s more interesting is who is cast out. It sounds like Mack’s retirement would give Muschamp carte blanche to do his thing which means Davis, Madden, Chambers, and MacWhorter would all be handed pink slips among others possibly. Madden would be the first on the chopping block and we’re hearing the strength and conditioning coach for LSU, Tommy Moffitt is very interested in joining Muschamp on the 40 acres.

As for the rest, most notably, Muschamp’s defensive coordinator position would be offered to Kirby Smart who, like Applewhite, and Muschamp before him, can’t wait to get out from under the Draconian recruiting indiscretions heaped upon him by Satan Saban. Think Cam Newton without the cover of Bobby Lauder as an example of life in Tuscaloosa.

I’m not saying Mack’s going to retire this year (not yet anyway), but after revisiting this rumor floated by two members of the football staff back in August, I do find a few things interesting as it relates to Applewhite potentially being named OC. First, I can’t help but think this is an indication that Mack Brown is about to retire. Seriously. Would you be shocked if Mack Brown hung them up after giving Kid Longhorn a shot at the title?

Think about it.

Major Applewhite is the same running backs coach Mack’s been consistently vetoing when it comes to personnel recommendations. Christine Michael, Lache Seastrunk, Brandon Williams all were smacked down by the head man as if Applewhite was some freckled-faced ball boy. And now, all of a sudden, Mack decides that Major is the answer to prayers about legacy saving? It doesn’t pass the smell test.

So where’s this hire coming from?

Make no mistake, Applewhite is a Muschamp hire and our sources said as much back in early November. You don’t admit to a 13-year mistake by firing your best friend and cede nearly all of your power while risking another 5-7 year–not if you’re Mack Brown and you plan on staying a while. And not if the replacment is some guy you don’t even trust with personnel decisions.

The good news is don’t be surprised if Will brought in a Kirby Smart and some young ballers to fill the void among the offensive staff if this goes down like our source predicted. And if Mack does step down, I’d lock Kirby Smart in a closet if I was Saban.

The other possibility is this is misdirection from Bellmont. Ironical, isn’t it? As you might expect, our sources inside Bellmont are tight-lipped. I’m guessing because our news about the informal Regents meeting and then confirmation of the Greg Davis firing, reported later by multiple sources, has collectively sped up Bellmont’s timetable. This was all supposed to go down after banquet. Uh, sorry about that. The program will do everything in its power to see that this happens on their terms.

Interestingly enough, however, some second tier sources close to the situation are saying Major is now in front of Harsin, which means either Boise was able to lock Harsin up or he can’t commit to the deal on our preferred time frame. I’ve got my eyebrow raised because most of the people reporting Major as the replacement are tied with Bellmont.

My smoke alarm is blaring and yours should be too.

Regardless, we’ll know if it’s Applewhite very soon. If this hasn’t gone down by the end of next week, it isn’t going to be Major and it was probably Harsin all along. It also means Mack is in it for a longer haul–like say two years or more.

Interesting times indeed.

So all of that said, let’s make this the open thread for any questions on staff changes and program issues. I’ll be happy to answer any of your questions here. Just give me about an hour to grab lunch and attend to the sick and needy.

Hook ‘em.

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