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Report: Graham Harrell, Chris Ash interview with Texas for coordinator positions

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The Texas Longhorns are looking for new coordinators as Tom Herman overhauls his coaching staff, and they have made progress in their search.

Texas interviewed both Graham Harrell and Chris Ash for coordinator positions during the week, according to OrangeBloods’ Anwar Richardson.

Richardson said on Friday that neither coach had received an offer at that point.

Ash, who was fired as Rutgers’ head coach in September, was reportedly in Austin to interview on Thursday. The 45-year-old went 8-32 in three-plus seasons at Rutgers. He was on Ohio State’s staff with Herman from 2014-2015 and is interviewing for the defensive coordinator spot.

Harrell is the coach in greater demand. He helped coordinate USC’s successful offense this season. The team’s offense did well despite going with three different quarterbacks at times, including true freshman Kedon Slovis, who excelled. USC reportedly has made Harrell a contract offer to retain him, but the allure of returning to his home state of Texas may sway Harrell.

Texas is making major changes after a disappointing 7-5 season.


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