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Tech coordinator revolving door spins again

12/29/2011

Rumors persisted after Texas Tech finished its 5-7 season, and the school made it official today: Chad Glasgow will no longer be the Red Raiders' defensive coordinator.

From the Associated Press:

Football spokesman Blayne Beal said Thursday than Glasgow and Texas Tech "have reached a mutual agreement" that he would not remain. He declined further comment.

The Red Raiders finished the season ranked 115th in total defense.

Texas Tech has struggled on defense in both years under Tommy Tuberville, but the latest news assures that Texas Tech will be playing with its fourth defensive coordinator in four years.

Ruffin McNeil held the position under Mike Leach, and Tuberville hired James Willis from Alabama when he took the Texas Tech job before firing him before Texas Tech's bowl game last season.

With Glasgow gone, the Red Raiders will now have four new assistant coaches.

Tuberville fired offensive line coach Matt Moore and cornerbacks coach Otis Mounds, and defensive line coach Sam McElroy was moved to a non-coaching position on staff.

Tuberville hired Jim Turner from Texas A&M to coach the offensive line and hired one long-time assistant Terry Price as the defensive line coach.