F ormer Alabama assistant coach and now Offensive Coordinator at the University of Texas had what Texas administrators called an “inappropriate, consensual behavior” with a University of Texas adult student at the 2009 Fiesta Bowl. This bombshell was made public in two statements.
Texas Athletic Director DeLoss Dodds said in a statement, “Major Applewhite engaged in inappropriate, consensual behavior with an adult student one time during the 2009 Fiesta Bowl activities. After learning of his behavior later that month, I took immediate action to review the situation. We promptly initiated an inquiry with assistance from the university’s Legal Affairs office and other units outside of Athletics. Major admitted his inappropriate conduct and he was disciplined. In determining appropriate discipline, we analyze the facts and circumstances surrounding the behavior and its relation to job responsibilities. Major fully accepted his discipline, including counseling. We have high standards for behavior and expect our staff and coaches to adhere to them in all aspects of their lives. I believe that the appropriate discipline was taken in this case.”
Major Applewhite released a statement to the Daily Texan. In it Applewhite said, “Several years ago, I made a regretful decision resulting in behavior that was totally inappropriate. It was a one-time occurrence and was a personal matter. Shortly after it occurred, I discussed the situation with DeLoss Dodds. I was upfront and took full responsibility for my actions. This is and was resolved four years ago with the University. Through counsel I have worked with my wife and the incident is behind us. I am regretful for my mistake and humbled by this experience. I am deeply sorry for the embarrassment it has caused my friends, family, and the University. I appreciate all of them. I’ve learned and grown from this and look forward to my work at Texas.”
This revelation follows Major Applewhite taking over play-calling duties for the Texas Longhorns following the departure of Co-offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin.
Now we know why Applewhite was given play-calling duties. It is clear that he knows how to score.