Major Applewhite was a late substitution on ESPN’s Film Room and appeared on ESPN News for close to 8-straight hours watching the Rose and Sugar Bowls. After an hour of near silence, fans started noticing. They took to Twitter to wonder why Major was even apart of the show. Responses varied from comical to downright mean. A sampling of the reaction:
5) Coaches Show rankings
1. Gary Patterson (by a mile – great insight)
2. Holgo (good with OU’s Air Raid reads, plus ribbing Bert)
3. Dino (probably most fun to watch with IRL)
4. Bielema (good sport, decent stuff)
5. Fedora (better in prior years?)
6. Is that Major Applewhite?
— Chris B. Brown (@smartfootball) January 2, 2018
Major Applewhite taking notes every time @TCUCoachP speaks.
— Michael Diaz (@Mjuand) January 2, 2018
Anybody watching CFB Playoff Film Room? Can Major Applewhite talk? Just sitting there nodding his head.
— Danny Watkins (@dwatchaps) January 2, 2018
New theory: Major Applewhite is mute
— Steve Cavendish (@scavendish) January 2, 2018
I thought I hated Major Applewhite but then he asked “is nobody really gonna eat these snacks?” and it was the most relatable thing to me
— Alex Gillespie (@AlexRGillespie) January 2, 2018
Major Applewhite is just there for the free snacks
— Sean McDermott (@SeanP_McD) January 2, 2018
Live look at Major Applewhite in the ESPN coaches booth. pic.twitter.com/JV6psAVaqn
— Blockchain – 4th & Jort (@4thAndJort) January 2, 2018
Major Applewhite looks like he was concussed at halftime and has no idea what anyone is talking about.
— Matt Butler (@AllegedButler) January 2, 2018
— anthony denmark (@eatdrkslpsprtz2) January 2, 2018
Watching the Coaches Film Room for the first time. There’s a lot of great coaches/opinions in there, then there’s Major Applewhite kinda just there.
— Javi (@RivalsJavi) January 2, 2018
They’ve got Dino sitting next to Major Applewhite after Dino just flipped Major’s QB commit. Awkward.
— OttosGrove.com (@OttosGrove) January 1, 2018
Major Applewhite has completely mailed it in!
— Tim In Milford hates Wfan 2-6:30🙁🔫 (@timchacho) January 2, 2018
Major Applewhite looks like he went out to eat with his dad and all of his friends.
— Back to Bleach (@FlapJackNorton) January 1, 2018
Switch over to ESPNews and check out what a putz Major Applewhite is in a room full of actual Football coaches.
— Scott Forman (@TOM_III_Guy) January 2, 2018
Major Applewhite on ESPN Film Room when Oklahoma came out running a triple option play on 1st down: “They’re pulling raffle tickets now. Now they’re just trying anything. Go get the script from the start of the game and run it again.” #rosebowl
— Ryan McGee (@ESPNMcGee) January 2, 2018
Gary Patterson dominating the coaches room. Major Applewhite looks like an intern. Nielsen’s just waiting for the food to arrive.
— Travis (@aztectravis) January 1, 2018
America should be allowed to vote out one coach per quarter…away with you, Major Applewhite
— Baby '37 (@ButtersBC) January 1, 2018
Thing I’m learning from this coaches film room…Major Applewhite has exactly zero personality.
— Big In Japan (@TigerJohnM) January 2, 2018
Major Applewhite is definitely the most Middle School Hall Monitor of all college football coaches
— Jason Quist (@jasonmquist) January 2, 2018
@edsbs Major Applewhite basically asleep in the coaches room
— adam (@zekeprescott) January 1, 2018
ESPN Film Room is great. Wish they'd do it for BB Final 4 too.
Winner so far: Gary Patterson
Loser so far: Major Applewhite (who invited him?)
— Mike Botkin (@CoachMBotkin) January 1, 2018
That last Georgia TD apparently woke Major Applewhite up. He just talked for like 10 uninterrupted seconds.
— Desipio.com (@desipiodotcom) January 2, 2018
Not even sure why Major Applewhite showed up for Coach's Room
— Josh ADHD (@FantasyADHD) January 1, 2018
I keep forgetting Major Applewhite is in the film room. Just hiding back there.
— Kent Swanson (@kent_swanson) January 2, 2018
Dana Holgorson is the most disinterested coach on the @espn film room. Only slightly less interested than Major Applewhite. Just wasted 5-min listening to 6 HCs babble and circle talk.
— Allen (@huskernthearmy) January 2, 2018
Major Applewhite appears to be plotting an escape #ESPNFilmroom
— Nick Fotis (@Nick_Fotis) January 1, 2018
— Bryan Houston (@bryanhouston) January 2, 2018
Major Applewhite looks like he's aged 80 years. in the last 5.
— Dima (@suckatsports) January 2, 2018
We're all just watching now to see if Major Applewhite will say anything before the Sugar Bowl starts. https://t.co/VB0goPofYr
— Desipio.com (@desipiodotcom) January 1, 2018
Houston should get NCAA sanctions for Major Applewhite not eating his pizza crust https://t.co/4xp4AIPNPy
— Bill Landis (@BillLandis25) January 2, 2018
Has Major Applewhite said a word lol
— Cyrus Smith (@CoolCyWrites) January 2, 2018
Major Applewhite sitting there thinking, “so that’s what a competent offense looks like…”
— Derek with a J (@derek3wl) January 1, 2018
Does anyone want to wake up Major Applewhite in the ESPN Film Room?
— Greg Campbell (@GCIGreg) January 1, 2018
Hopefully Major Applewhite does this during Coaches Film Room pic.twitter.com/80Kpl41F6A
— Dr. Saturday (@YahooDrSaturday) January 1, 2018
This isn’t an ideal set-up for Major. ESPN’s Film Room is being dominated by Gary Patterson and unemployed fat man Bret Bielema. Major, sitting in the back corner, is virtually left along to text (which he does frequently).