Texas assistant coach Derek Warehime gives direction at a spring practice at the Denius practice fields on March 20, 2017. Dustin Safranek for AMERICAN STATESMAN.

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Texas set to lose another assistant as New Mexico reportedly tabs Warehime to coach its offense

Posted January 5th, 2020

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Citing anonymous sources, multiple media outlets reported this weekend that Texas assistant coach Derek Warehime has been hired to coordinate the offense at New Mexico.

Neither New Mexico or Texas had confirmed the news as of Sunday afternoon. Warehime, however, has changed the description on his verified Twitter page’s bio to read “Offensive Coordinator for The New Mexico Lobos.” Warehime’s profile picture has been switched to the Lobos’ logo.

Warehime coached Texas’ offensive linemen in 2017 and spent the past two years with the offense’s tight ends. This fall, he was also tasked with coordinating UT’s special teams.

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Over the course of a 12-year coaching career, Warehime has been an offensive coordinator once before. In 2009, his offense at Arkansas-Monticello averaged 21.4 points per game. Warehime was an assistant coach at New Mexico from 2012-14. He spent the past five seasons working under Tom Herman at Texas and Houston.

Warehime becomes the fifth assistant to leave UT’s coaching staff since the end of the regular season. Defensive coordinator Todd Orlando and receivers coach Drew Mehringer were fired while offensive coordinator Tim Beck was demoted and receivers coach Corby Meekins was reassigned. Beck (North Carolina State) and Mehringer (Florida Atlantic) have since found work as offensive coordinators.

Over Herman’s first two offseasons in Austin, his coaching staff remained intact. Ahead of the 2018 season, an NCAA rule allowed the Longhorns to add Herb Hand as a 10th assistant coach.

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