Major Applewhite out at Houston

By Matthew Filipovits on December 30, 2018 at 2:44 pm
Dec 24, 2017; Honolulu, HI, USA; Houston Cougars head coach Major Applewhite is seen before the start of 2017 Hawaii Bowl against the Fresno State Bulldogs at Aloha Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marco Garcia-USA TODAY Sports
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The Houston Cougars have announced that they are parting ways with head coach Major Applewhite.

Applewhite first arrived in Houston as the offensive coordinator in 2015 as a part of Tom Herman's staff. He was promoted to head coach after Herman left for the Texas job following the 2016 season.

Houston made, but failed to win a bowl game in each of Applewhite's three seasons in charge. They got blown out by Army 70-14 in the Armed Forces Bowl, tying the most points allowed in bowl history.

He finishes his tenure with a 15-11 record. Only 40 years old, you can bet he'll find his way onto some team's offensive staff for the 2019 season and beyond.