The former Houston coach, Major Applewhite, will be an analyst for Alabama

Former Houston football coach Major Applewhite will join Alabama 's program as an analyst this season, reported on Tuesday.

This will be the second run of Applewhite with the scarlet tide; he spent a season as an offensive coordinator of the school in 2007 before joining Texas.

Applewhite was fired by Houston in December after a 15-11 record in two seasons and more at the start of the program. The Cougars owed him a $ 1.95 million buyout.

Houston climbed to 17th place in the Associated Press's standings in 2018 after a 7-1 start, but the Cougars have lost four of their last five games, including a 70-14 loss to # 1. Army in the Bowle of the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces. This defeat equaled the record for the biggest margin of defeat in an FBS bowl match.

Applewhite went 0-3 in bowl games, also losing to San Diego State and Fresno State in his tenure in Houston.

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