POSTED: Monday, January 10, 2011 - 6:20pm
UPDATED: Monday, January 10, 2011 - 7:33pm
Bryan Harsin was introduced Monday as co-offensive coordinator and he will share the title with former Texas quarterback Major Applewhite, the Longhorns' running backs coach the last three seasons. Harsin will call the plays.
The pair is charged with revitalizing the Texas offense after the Longhorns went 5-7 and missed a bowl game for the first time in Mack Brown's 13 seasons in Austin.
"I know expectations here," Harsin said. "It's my job to put together a championship offense."
Harsin played quarterback at Boise State and joined the coaching staff there as a graduate assistant in 2001. He was the offensive coordinator the last five seasons as Boise State went 61-5 with two undefeated seasons.
"We left a great situation at Boise. We knew we were going to come to a great place," Harsin said. "When we got here, the first person we met was coach Brown's wife, Sally. We knew right then it's about people. .... We were sold at that point."