More names for UT O-coordinator
Albert Lin – ESPN
UPDATE: In a widely anticipated move, offensive coordinator Greg Davis officially resigned on Monday. In the same release, UT announced that OL coach MacMcWhorter and DT coach/special teams coordinator Bobby Tolleson are retiring. That would seem to suggest that WR coach Bobby Kennedy is safe, unless perhaps the Horns are giving him and opportunity to find another job rather than be fired. (Jimmy Burch of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram says that Colorado is a possibility for Kennedy.)
We’ve given you two lists of possible candidates to replace Davis; here’s a third, from Austin American-Statesman columnist Kirk Bohls: former TE coach Tim Brewster, who was fired recently as Minnesota’s head coach and who was such a great recruiter at Texas (he’s the one who pursued Vince Young so vigorously); current RB coach Major Applewhite; and Tulsa OC Chad Morris, who was Longhorns QB Garrett Gilbert’s high school coach and whom Mack Brown thinks highly of.
(Interesting aside: Bohls blogged on Tuesday that he was told that former Miami coach Randy Shannon could be considered for an opening because he and Mack Brown are friends, but we expect Shannon to latch on in a bigger role elsewhere.)
As for candidates to replace Davis — and Ross suggests that it won’t be Major Applewhite — Ross lists some names we relayed on Thursday (Oklahoma State OC Dana Holgorsen, Oregon OC Mark Helfrich, Boise State OC Bryan Harsin, Auburn OC Gus Malzahn, Alabama OC Jim McElwain), and adds four others: TCU OC Justin Fuente, Stanford OC David Shaw, Arkansas OC Garrick McGee and Utah OC Aaron Roderick.
What’s clear is that Brown will essentially be able to choose whomever he wants.
- Albert Lin