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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Major Applewhite throws some shade at Tom Herman

Posted May 24th, 2017


One of the unwritten rules of being a college football head coach is that one must have a deep playbook of dad jokes.

Former Texas quarterback Major Applewhite appears to be getting along just fine in that regard at Houston, and his latest punchline took a jab at his former boss, Longhorns coach Tom Herman.

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“One of the biggest questions I get is, ‘What are the differences and and what are the things that are going to be the same next year?'” Applewhite said during a speech at the Touchdown Club of Houston. “Off the top of my head, we’re not going to be nearly as athletic at quarterback, but we’re going to be a hell of a lot more athletic at head coach.”

KRIV sports director Mark Berman tweeted the clip, which you can watch below.

Herman saw the tweet, and responded in the only way he could. “Well played young Jedi. #Truth,” he wrote. “Just don’t confuse MORE athletic for ATHLETIC at all.”

Where’s that GIF of Herman with a sledgehammer when you need it … Ah, there it is.

It looks like Longhorns and Cougars fans waiting for Herman and Applewhite to develop a legitimate beef are just going to have to wait. For now, the dad jokes will do just fine.

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