Coaching landscape changes
Also, tight ends coach Bruce Chambers, who shared recruiting coordinator duties with Wyatt, will oversee recruiting. Texas’ 2013 recruiting class took a blow Wednesday when the Longhorns learned that Belton’s Durham Smythe — the No. 1-rated tight end in the state — had decommitted, Texas’ fourth recruiting defection.
Texas will hire a running backs coach to fill Applewhite’s previous coaching position.
A Texas spokesman wasn’t sure Wednesday whether pay raises will come with the new assignments. While Harsin was making $700,000 this year, Applewhite’s salary is $575,000. Searels’ salary is $439,500, while Wyatt makes $326,000 and Chambers makes $206,500.
Harsin, 35, has stepped How Bryan Harsin’s departure affects Texas’ coaching staff: ■ Major Applewhite remains co-offensive coordinator, but now becomes Texas’play caller. And he will coach the quarterbacks now, not running backs. ■ The Longhorns will hire a new assistant coach to be in charge of running backs. ■ Wide receivers coach Darrell Wyatt is promoted to co-offensive coordinator. ■ Offensive line coach Stacy Searels assumes the title of assistant head coach for the offense. ■ Tight ends coach Bruce Chambers, who shared recruiting coordinator duties with Wyatt, becomes the lone coordinator. into a position that has proven to be a launching pad for coaches into more higher-profile jobs. He replaces Guz Malzahn, who left after one season to return to Auburn as head coach, where he previously had been the Tigers’ offensive coordinator. Before Malzahn, Arkansas State was coached by Hugh Freeze,