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Texas Tech Hires New Defensive Line Coach – Terrance Jamison

Kingsbury has finally completed his coaching staff after the departure of Kevin Patrick. Terrance Jamison has been hired as the new defensive line coach for the Red Raiders.

According to the release from the athletic department, Jamison joins Texas Tech from Florida Atlantic, where he spent three seasons in a “similar” role and was also a part of the defensive staffs of both Wisconsin and Cal. Jamison played for the Badgers of Wisconsin between 2005 and 2009 as a weakside defensive end. He appeared in only four games due to chronic knee injuries.

In his three seasons with the Owls, Jamison mentored a defensive line that transformed into one of the best units in Conference USA. Florida Atlantic ended the 2015 campaign – just Jamison’s second with the program – ranked 13th nationally and first in C-USA for team sacks. [snip]

Florida Atlantic set a school record with 35 sacks during the 2015 season, the majority of which came from Trey Hendrickson, who earned C-USA Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2016 as well as All-C-USA first team accolades twice under Jamison’s guidance.

Hendrickson was among the top sack leaders in the country over the past two seasons as he closed the 2015 campaign tied for second in the FBS for total sacks (13.5) as well as forced fumbles (5). He registered 9.5 sacks as a senior in 2016 to rank 21st nationally and second in C-USA.

It was getting uncomfortably close to the start of spring ball, which would have made these upcoming practices a little more intriguing missing an important piece for this team to turn things around defensively. It was already going to be interesting to see how all the new pieces of the defensive line were going to come together. I’m going to be really interested to see how Jamison leaves his mark on this group going forward.

Welcome to Tech, Coach Jamison!

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