Athlon/ CBS:Ranking AAC HCs for 2018

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"9. Major Applewhite, Houston

Applewhite was promoted from offensive coordinator to head coach after Tom Herman left for Texas after the 2016 season. Applewhite – a former Texas quarterback – coached the Las Vegas Bowl in 2016 and went 7-5 in his first full year at the helm. The Cougars finished second in the AAC West with a 5-3 mark but four of the program’s losses came by six points or less. Prior to his tenure at Houston, Applewhite worked as an assistant at Syracuse, Rice, Alabama and with his alma mater. With Ed Oliver back for one more season, along with the emergence of quarterback D’Eriq King, Applewhite should have the Cougars in the mix to win the AAC West in 2018."


So, they were generous…

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Yup. Lucky ECU kept their HC & Tubbs left little @ Cinn.
If it was getting your picture on twitter = HC Applewhite is #1.


Don’t understand. How do you win the conference with a 9th ranked coach?

I know UH will win the conference this year!

(Charles) #5

Makes no sense.

(Patrick) #6

Looks like they ranked heavily based on experience. Applewhite with only one year, and losses to Fritz and Montgomery, probably were the reasons for the ranking.

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Major Applewhite: There’s a wait-and-see vibe with Applewhite as he enters his second full season in Houston. However, he has one of college football’s most dominant players – defensive lineman Ed Oliver – and an exciting quarterback in D’Eriq King. Given the talent Applewhite has available, there’s plenty of room for him to move up (or down) these rankings.”


"Remember, you don’t get the assistants - only the head coach. "