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Report: Chris Ash volunteering with Texas

Former Rutgers coach Chris Ash is volunteering Texas ahead of the 11th-ranked Longhorns' game with No. 6 Oklahoma on Saturday, according to a report from Anwar Richardson of Orangebloods.

Richardson reports Ash has been pitching in since Monday. It is unclear how long Ash will remain in Austin.

Tom Herman executed a similar move ahead of UT's last game with Oklahoma, working to bring in former Kansas head coach David Beaty to help Texas in the Big 12 Championship the week after Beaty was fired by Kansas. That much-publicized move ended up largely thwarted by inclement weather.

Herman has wanted to add Beaty to his staff, but that move has been tied up by buyout negotiations between Beaty and Kansas. Herman has also hired ex-North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora to his Longhorn staff in an off-the-field role, so a similar offer could be headed for Ash if this week goes well.

Herman and Ash worked together at Ohio State in 2014. Herman was the Buckeyes' offensive coordinator and Ash the co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach on an Ohio State staff that won that season's national championship.

As always, stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest.

Bruce Feldman says Anwar's reporting isn't accurate; but notes that Ash is there, watching practice and sitting in on meetings.