In this Aug. 4, 2015 photo, Houston offensive coordinator Major Applewhite poses in Houston. Applewhite was hired to replace Tom Herman as coach at Houston on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP)

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Marshal Major: Applewhite to take up Tom Herman’s post at Houston parade

Posted February 27th, 2017

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In addition to the position of football coach, Major Applewhite is also picking up Tom Herman’s old duties as University of Houston ambassador.

The former Texas quarterback will serve as grand marshal for the 2017 Downtown Rodeo Parade on Saturday in Houston. Joined by his family, Applewhite will traverse the streets of Houston among thousands of men and women on horseback in the annual tradition.

Herman served in the same capacity last year, saddling up while wearing a cowboy hat to help spread the word about Houston’s #HTownTakeover movement.

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