Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Texas RB Coach

With Bryan Harsin leaving to become the new head coach at Arkansas State, there is a new opening on staff at Texas.  Major Applewhite will take over play-calling duties and will coach QBs.  This leaves the opening for a RB coach.  There is a possibility that Bruce Chambers could move over from the tight ends, as he was the Longhorns' RB coach in the first 5 years of Mack Brown's tenure.  Here are a few intriguing names to look at to possibly fill the position:

  • Jay Boulware - Auburn Tight Ends/Special Teams Coach
    • Lettered at Texas in 1992 and '93.  Went on to become a student assistant (94-95) and a graduate assistant (95) with the Longhorns.
  • Mike Haywood - ex-Miami (Ohio) Head Coach
    • RB coach at Texas in 2003 and '04.
    • RB coach at LSU from 1995-2002.  He worked on staff with Bo Davis in 1995 and '96 and again in 2002.
  • Eric Bieniemy - Colorado Offensive Coordinator
    • RB coach for the Minnesota Vikings from 2006-10.  He spent one season on staff with Darrell Wyatt, who was the Vikings WR coach in '06.
  • Tommie Robinson - Arizona Cardinals Running Backs Coach
    • RB coach at Oklahoma State in 2001, where he worked on staff with Wyatt, who was at OSU from 2001-05.
    • Ties to TX: spent three years as an offensive assistant for the Dallas Cowboys after 4 years as WR coach at TCU.
  • Pat Washington - Kentucky Wide Receivers Coach
    • RB coach at Southern Miss from 2009-11, where he worked one year on staff with Darrell Wyatt.
    • Played QB at Auburn from 1982-85, and was a graduate assistant with the Tigers in 1987 and '88.  Stacy Searels played offensive line at AU from 1984-87.
  • Derek Dooley - ex-Tennessee Head Coach
    • Coached tight ends and running backs at LSU from 2000-04, where he worked on staff with both Stacy Searels and Bo Davis.
  • Bobby Kennedy - Colorado Wide Receivers Coach
    • WR coach at Texas from 2004-10.
    • Has spent most of his career as a WR coach, but does have 3 years of experience as a RB coach.