Price Reunites With Tuberville in Big 12

Tommy Tuberville knew exactly who he was getting in a coach when he hired Terry Price, since the two have worked together in the past at Ole Miss and Auburn.

On Monday, Terry Price was announced as one of the newest additions to the Texas Tech Football coaching staff by Red Raider head coach Tommy Tuberville.

Despite this being the first time Price has ever coached in the Big 12 Conference, this new coaching opportunity is the not the first time he has worked with Tuberville.

The second year head coach and Price's relationship dates back to their days back at Ole Miss in the early 1990's and Auburn in the early 2000's.

Price served as defensive line coach from 1995-1998 at Ole Miss, before going with Tuberville to Auburn and served in the same capacity till 2008.

For the past three seasons Price went back to his roots at Ole Miss and resumed his duties as defensive line coach and will come to Texas Tech to hopefully improve what was a dismal defensive line this past season.

While at Auburn, in 2005 Price's defensive line led the SEC in sacks, which included a 11-sack game against Alabama.

When Price returned to Ole Miss in 2009, a talented defensive line is exactly what he created in Rebel country.

The Rebels recorded 96 tackles for loss and 36 sacks in 2009, which ranked among the best in the SEC and was good enough for 11th and 14th in the country. In 2010, Price's line continued to destroy offensive lines ranking 20th in the country with 82 TFLs and 31 sacks as well.

So now from what Price has done in the SEC, which is arguably one of the best defensive conferences in the country, and to what he is inheriting here in the Big 12 at Texas Tech.

Price is taking over a defensive line that this past season recorded 64 tackles for losses averaging 5.92 tackles for losses per game, which ranked 52nd in the country this past season. When it came to sacks Texas Tech ranked 101st in the country with a total of just 16 sacks.

So Price is coming into a definite fixer-upper with the Red Raider defensive line, and has lots of room for improvement before the D-Line is put on display in the annual Spring Game here in just a few months.


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