Coach­ing land­scape changes

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of­fense.

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,

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