New University of Houston NCAA college football head coach Major Applewhite smiles during a press conference in Houston, Monday, Dec. 12, 2016. ( James Nielsen/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Applewhite takes over at Houston

In recent years, Houston has been a stepping stone, a quick stop for up-and-coming coaches on their way to jobs seen as bigger and better.

New football coach Tom Herman (center), with Mike Perring (left) and UT President Greg Fenves (KXAN Photo/Frank Martinez)

Herman adds to his coaching staff

University of Texas football Coach Tom Herman has added his 5th assistant coach with the hiring of Drew Mehringer.