Major Applewhite to UH as O-boss

HOUSTON -- The University of Houston has hired Major Applewhite as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

Houston coach Tom Herman added Applewhite to the staff Thursday.

The 36-year-old former Texas quarterback was out of coaching this past season after seven years as an assistant at his alma mater. He was Texas' co-offensive coordinator in his last four seasons in Austin after serving as assistant head coach in his first three years on the Longhorns' staff.

Applewhite was Alabama's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2007. He also coached at Syracuse and Rice.