Youngest coordinator Applewhite joins Saban

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Former Texas quarterback and Rice
assistant Major Applewhite is the latest addition to new head coach
Nick Saban's staff at Alabama.

Saban announced Saturday that Applewhite, former offensive
coordinator at Rice, has joined his staff, but his duties have not
yet been determined.

Applewhite, a Baton Rouge, La., native, joins the Crimson Tide
staff after spending the 2006 season as the youngest coordinator in
Division I football.

Applewhite, 28, crafted a spread attack that scored the most
points (350) and gained the third-most yards (4,486) in Rice's

Applewhite was the quarterbacks coach at Syracuse in 2005.

In 2003-04, he was a graduate assistant on the offensive staff
at Texas.