Major Applewhite rumored to be QB coach for Tomey

Dick Tomey is likely to ask Texas grad assistant Major Applewhite to be his quarterbacks coach at San Jose State according to local sources.

Dick Tomey is likely to ask Texas grad assistant Major Applewhite to be his quarterbacks coach at San Jose State according to local sources.

Tomey is expected to earn just $175,000 at SJSU, and therefore probably will not be able to pay his assistants more than $50,000.

That means Montana defensive coordinator Jeff Hammerschmidt and Nevada defensive coordinator David Fipp, both Tomey pupils at Arizona, are unlikely to join him in California.

Tomey is scheduled to play former Arizona defensive coordinator, Rich Ellerson, in 2006 when SJSU meets Ellerson's Cal-Poly club.

More to come as this story evolves.


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