Texas Tech changes up its coaching staff

December, 12, 2011
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The first losing season in Lubbock since 1992 has coach Tommy Tuberville ready to make changes.

He made three to his coaching staff after going 5-7 in 2011.

Offensive line coach Matt Moore and defensive backs coach Otis Mounds were "dismissed," according to a university release. Defensive line coach Sam McElroy will also "relinquish coaching duties" but his role on the future staff has yet to be determined.

Instead, Tuberville is bringing in two coaches he knows very well.

Terry Price will take over the defensive line coaching duties, rejoining Tuberville, who he coached with at Ole Miss and coached the defensive line at Auburn for Tuberville's entire tenure from 1999-2008.

Price coached the defensive line at Ole Miss the past three seasons.

John Lovett will take over as defensive backs coach after coordinating the defense at Miami under Randy Shannon in 2009 and 2010.

Lovett coached with Tuberville at Ole Miss from 1995-98 and at Auburn from 1999-2001 before leaving to coordinate Clemson's defense.

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