Watson will coach Longhorns QBs

January, 12, 2014
Jan 12
8:15
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Former Louisville offensive coordinator Shawn Watson will serve as quarterbacks coach at Texas, a source told ESPN.com.

Watson was introduced as Texas' new quarterbacks coach during a Sunday night team meeting, the program's first since Charlie Strong was named head coach on Jan. 5.

The source said no offensive coordinator or wide receivers coach was named or introduced during the team meeting. Those appear to be the two remaining vacancies on Strong's first coaching staff at Texas. Co-offensive coordinator and receivers coach Darrell Wyatt is not expected to be retained.

Watson served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in three of his four years at Louisville under Strong and is credited with developing Teddy Bridgewater, the Cardinals' potential No. 1 overall draft pick. Watson was previously offensive coordinator at Nebraska.

His name was one of several that has reportedly been considered for Texas' vacant offensive coordinator post. Though it's possible Watson could still be named offensive coordinator, the team was told he will coach quarterbacks.

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