Texas coach Charlie Strong fires two offensive assistants

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    Charlie Strong
    American college football player, college football coach
Texas head coach Charlie Strong yells to his players during the first half of the Texas Bowl NCAA college football game against Arkansas Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Texas head coach Charlie Strong yells to his players during the first half of the Texas Bowl NCAA college football game against Arkansas Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

After putting up only 59 yards of offense in a brutal Texas Bowl loss to Arkansas on Monday night, Texas head coach Charlie Strong decided to make a few changes to his staff.

The program announced on Wednesday night that Strong fired wide receivers coach Les Koenning and tight ends coach Bruce Chambers.

“Les and Bruce are both good men and good football coaches,” Strong said in a statement. “It’s unfortunate that it didn’t work out, but I just feel like we need to make a chance and head in a different direction in their positions. We wish them the best.”

Chambers was the only holdover from Mack Brown’s staff and Koenning, who played at Texas in the late 1970’s, joined Strong’s staff after serving as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Mississippi State from 2009-2013.

According to a release, the search for Chambers' and Koennig's replacements will "begin immediately."

After the 31-7 Texas Bowl loss to Arkansas, the Longhorns finished 6-7 in Strong’s first year with the program, losing five times by 20 or more points.

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