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Texas announces hiring of two offensive coaches, dismissal of pair

Texas football coach Charlie Strong added two offensive coaches and fired two.
Texas football coach Charlie Strong added two offensive coaches and fired two. AP

Texas coach Charlie Strong announced the addition of offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert from Tulsa and other staff changes as he tries to remake his offense after a 5-7 season.

Strong, Texas President Greg Fenves and Athletic Director Mike Perrin flew to Tulsa on Friday night to woo Gilbert, who will call plays and coach quarterbacks. Gilbert gets a three-year contract worth $850,000 per year.

Texas also hired Tulsa’s Matt Mattox as offensive line coach and run-game coordinator. He gets a three-year contract worth $550,000 per year.

Strong has three seasons left on a five-year deal at more than $5 million per year.

Strong also said that former offensive coordinator Shawn Watson and offensive line coach Joe Wickline were dismissed. Both had been demoted from their play-calling duties after the first game last season.

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