Statement from Major Applewhite

Dec. 4, 2006

Rice Offensive Coordinator Major Applewhite released the following statement through the University's Sports Information Office while on the road recruiting to address rumors that have spread that he has accepted an offer to coach at another school.

"There is absolutely no truth to the report that has surfaced that I have already accepted or I am considering an offer to join the staff at Iowa State. I have not been contacted by anyone and do not have any interest. My total focus right now is on preparing for our game against Troy in the New Orleans Bowl and on recruiting the types of players who will allow Rice to build upon the momentum of this great season. My total commitment is to Rice and to our current and future players."


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