Auburn running backs coach Tim Horton will not be hired as the next head coach at North Texas, according to Carlos Mendez of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
North Texas has narrowed down its search to replace former coach Dan McCarney, who was fired Oct. 10, to North Carolina assistant Seth Littrell and TCU co-offensive coordinator Doug Meacham, according to the report.
Horton, now in his third season with the Tigers, coached SEC-leading rushers Tre Mason (2013) and Cameron Artis-Payne (2014). He was one of at least seven people who applied for the vacancy, according to a Nov. 21 report from the Denton Record-Chronicle.
“I don’t know anything about Tim and any other jobs,” Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee told the Montgomery Advertiser. “He’d be an excellent coach as a head coach, but that’s the first I’ve heard of it. As far as I know, he’s very happy here.”