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.
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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.