UTEP fires three defensive assistants

EL PASO, Texas -- Texas-El Paso coach Mike Price has fired three defensive assistants.

In a statement released Thursday, Price says defensive coordinator Osia Lewis, defensive line coach DeChon Burns and assistant Jim Clark have all been let go following the Miners' third consecutive losing season (4-8).

Price also says Andre Patterson has been named the Miners' new defensive coordinator. He was most recently the defensive line coach at Nevada-Las Vegas.