Per ESPN and Max Olson's Twitter machine. Nice job, Max.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Source: Shawn Watson was introduced as Texas QB coach in team meeting tonight. OC has yet to be named.</p>— Max Olson (@max_olson) <a href="https://twitter.com/max_olson/statuses/422527238873968641">January 13, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Watson had a solid reputation as a pure QB coach, even before nurturing Teddy Bridgewater into a spectacular career at Louisville. If you can turn Nebraska's Joe Ganz into an effective college QB, you've got some baseline coaching ability.
Here's Dagga's outstanding breakdown of his resume:
Shawn Watson, Louisville OC
Watson only assumed OC duties at Louisville in the fourth game of 2011, after Strong was dissatisfied with the direction of his offense. Could Strong be making an aggressive young hire with Watson as an option coming off of the bench if that OC doesn't get it done?
Looks like the Longhorns still have a shot at a compelling OC hire.
We'll get an announcement soon.