Texas co-offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin has been named Arkansas State's new head football coach, the school announced Wednesday.
Harsin says he will begin work immediately at Arkansas State and will not coach the Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl against Oregon State.
Major Applewhite and Darrell Wyatt now will be co-offensive coordinators at Texas, and Applewhite will assume the play-calling duties for the bowl game.
Harsin replaces Gus Malzahn, who left Arkansas State after one season to coach at Auburn. Malzahn was 9-3 this season with the Red Wolves. Arkansas State will play Kent State in the GoDaddy.com Bowl on Jan. 6. Defensive coordinator John Thompson will serve as Arkansas State's interim head coach for that game.
"This is a tremendous honor to be the head football coach at Arkansas State University," said Harsin on the Arkansas State website. "I've prepared a long time for this opportunity, and I'm looking forward to building on a strong foundation already in place here. I've felt the enthusiasm surrounding this program, and that is very exciting."