Saturday, February 2, 2013
'Inappropriate' relationship for Texas co-OC
By David Ubben
Texas co-offensive coordinator Major Applewhite has admitted to a past inappropriate relationship with a student.
Applewhite is the second coach within the Texas athletic department in the past month to admit to such relations. Former track coach Bev Kearney resigned in January after disclosing to the Austin American-Statesman that she had an intimate consensual relationship with a student. Kearney had been placed on administrative leave for several months prior to her resignation.
You can see more on the story here.
The relationship was a one-time incident during the team's trip to the 2009 Fiesta Bowl, and Applewhite said in a statement that the matter was resolved with the university four years ago. Applewhite's salary was frozen for a little less than a year, and Applewhite attended counseling.
The university has scheduled a special meeting of the board of regents Sunday at 1:45 p.m. ET. The agenda states there will be a personnel-matters discussion, as well as a "discussion regarding legal issues concerning individual athletic personnel" and a "discussion regarding legal issues related to inappropriate relations between employees and students."
Applewhite was promoted to playcaller this offseason after fellow offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin left to become head coach at Arkansas State. Applewhite played for Texas from 1998-2001 and has been a coach at Texas since 2008. He was also a graduate assistant on coach Mack Brown's staff from 2002-04.