Reports: Applewhite to Texas

Mack Brown made great moves following a disappointing second loss to Texas A&M. He improved his defense byhiring Will Muschamp, and if reports are accurate has hired a very strong recruiter in Major Applewhite.

The odd thing about this is why didn’t Applewhite push for a head coaching position when his name was very hot in regards to a couple of positions. That would make a lot of sense. But returning to Texas where Applewhite is very popular would get him away from fans who call in the middle of the night to complain about play calling.

Oh wait, it is Texas. Another pressure cooker. However, not being a coordinator should help reduce the level of stress, and attention if Applewhite makes the move.

What will be the impact on Alabama’s recruiting? Rivals.com asked QB commitment Star Jackson: It is a blow, but not a deal-breaker by any means,” said Jackson, who is a Rivals four-star prospect. “I have a great relationship with Coach Applewhite, but I also have a great relationship with Coach Saban and Coach (Lance) Thompson. Coach Thompson was actually the first Alabama coach I started a relationship with.

Understanding Applewhite’s motivation for talking to Texas is the subject of The Rap Sheet’s latest post. He proposes an interesting way to think about the Applewhite move; however, that is the rosiest perspective of the potential move. It is not the spin we’ll hear on talk radio, or read in commentaries.

If Applewhite leaves, bloggers Eight in the Box and Tide Druid get the discussions moving about who should be named offensive coordinator.

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Caldwell to stay

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