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Will Muschamp Departure

Will Muschamp Departure - Before the end-of-year college football recruiting dead period begins in a week, the Longhorns will try to assure worried 2011 commitments that all is well as Mack Brown prepares to fill vacancies on his coaching staff that currently number four.

"Currently" is the operative word.

Will Muschamp became the fourth with Saturday night's announcement that he'll be the new head coach at Florida. But conflicting rumors that Muschamp could take one, two or even three UT assistants with him have added to the uncertainty enveloping Brown's program, which is going through an unprecedented upheaval in the aftermath of a 5-7 season that is his worst in 13 seasons at Texas.

Unconfirmed reports have speculated that current UT running backs coach Major Applewhite, a candidate to call offensive plays for the Longhorns, might join Muschamp's staff as offensive coordinator. There also has been speculation that secondary coach Duane Akina and defensive ends coach Oscar Giles might be candidates for spots on the Gators' staff.

Will Muschamp Departure

Muschamp and Applewhite were seen departing from the nearly empty UT football complex Sunday afternoon and getting into their vehicles. Muschamp declined to answer questions from a reporter.

NCAA rules allow seven coaches from a staff to be on the road recruiting. Texas football spokesman John Bianco said Sunday night that former running backs coach Ken Rucker, now the Longhorns' director of high school relations and player development, is available to help recruit.

Rucker would give Texas six recruiters on the road, at least for the moment: Rucker, Akina, Giles, Applewhite, Bruce Chambers and Bobby Kennedy. Kennedy, who coaches wide receivers, also reportedly is looking at other job possibilities.

Will Muschamp Departure

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