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Applewhite named offensive coordinator at Rice

Updated: January 8, 2006, 1:52 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Former Texas quarterback Major Applewhite has been named the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Rice.

Applewhite's hiring comes a week after former Tulsa assistant Todd Graham was named to replace retiring Ken Hatfield as the Owls' head coach.

Graham said Applewhite brings instant credibility to the program which went 1-10 in 2005.

"We want to spread the field and throw the football, and every quarterback and receiver in this state will be ...

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