Wednesday, January 11, 2012
It now looks like Mike Haywood could be going back home to Texas. With Art Briles leaving for the Baylor job, Houston officials have begun contacting possible candidates, which includes former Texas QB, now Alabama Offensive Coordinator Major Applewhite and Haywood.
Haywood, a Houston native, still has family in the area and has expressed some interest in the Cougars job.
It hasn't been confirmed nor denied from sources in the ND Athletic Department that Kevin White was contacted by both Jim Phillips (AD, NIU) and Dave Maggard (AD, Houston) to speak with Haywood for their coaching vacancies.
If Haywood is on the way out, look for Minnesota Running Backs Coach Thomas Hammock to be one of the first mentioned. Hammock is the older brother of future Irish recruit TyQuann Hammock of Ft. Wayne, IN (Bishop Lures).
More updates on Haywood or other coaching matters will be provided once I hear from my sources.