Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Aggies hire Terry Price as new DL coach
By Edward Aschoff
Texas A&M added a familiar face to its staff Tuesday by hiring former Aggie defensive lineman Terry Price (1986-89) to coach Texas A&M's defensive line.
Price isn't just familiar with Texas A&M but he's very familiar with the SEC. Price returns to College Station, Texas, after spending 16 years as an assistant coach in the SEC.
After brief stints with Texas A&M and Western Kentucky in the early 90s, Price joined Tommy Tuberville's staff at Ole Miss, where he coached the Rebels' defensive line from 1995-98. He then left with Tuberville to Auburn, where he coached from 1999-2008. In 2009, Price returned to Oxford, Miss., and joined former Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt's staff until Nutt was fired in 2011.
He then temporarily reunited with Tuberville at Texas Tech in December of 2011, before accepting an offer from new Aggie coach Kevin Sumlin.
"I am extremely pleased to name Terry Price as our defensive line coach," Sumlin said. "He is an Aggie, an SEC coaching veteran, a terrific recruiter and an even better person."
Price's defensive lines are known for having a very aggressive style with a point of putting continuous pressure on opposing quarterbacks. The 2005 Auburn defensive line was tied for first in the SEC in sacks (38) and also recorded an 11-sack performance in the 28-18 win over Alabama.
With Price's history inside the SEC, he'll be a very welcomed addition to Sumlin's coaching staff. Sumlin has said he wants to get bigger, stronger and mentally tougher on the defense line, and what better way than to hire someone with vast experience coaching SEC defensive linemen?
To improve in an area that is so important in the SEC, Sumlin went out and got someone who knows exactly what it takes to be successful up front in this league.