Houston promotes Major Applewhite to head coach (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2015 photo, Houston's offensive coordinator Major Applewhite speaks during a webcast in Houston. Applewhite was hired to replace Tom Herman as coach at Houston on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. ( Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP)

The University of Houston didn’t end up needing to go far in replacing head coach Tom Herman. Major Applewhite, who served as Herman’s offensive coordinator the last two seasons, was promoted to the job on Friday. It will be the first head coaching job for the 38-year-old Applewhite.


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