A person familiar with the decision says Boise State offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin has accepted an offer to become the co-coordinator at Texas.
Harsin replaces Greg Davis, who won a national championship with Texas in 2005 but resigned after the Longhorns went 5-7 last season and missed a bowl game for the first time since 1997.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because Harsin's move had not been officially announced.
Major Applewhite, a former Texas quarterback and the Longhorns'running backs coach last season, also will be given the title of co-coordinator.
Hiring Harsin is the latest move in Texas coach Mack' Brown staff shake-up.
On Thursday, Texas introduced new defensive coordinator Manny Diaz, who spent last season with Mississippi