By Stephen Tsai
Norm Chow announced this morning that offensive coordinator Aaron Price is no longer with the team.
Price did not resign nor was he fired, meaning his one-year contract — which runs through March — apparently remains in place. He earns about $118,000 annually.
UH is not seeking to hire a replacement.
Price joined the staff in February after nine years at UTEP, where his father Mike Price was head coach through his retirement in December 2012. There were indications that Price and the Rainbow Warriors were not an ideal match. This past month, Chow confirmed he would continue as the play-caller on offense, with Price and graduate assistant Jordan Wynn expected to assist in crafting game plans.
Chow declined to explain why the parting was reached. But people familiar with the situation said personal and family concerns were factors. The parting did not have to do with job description or roles.
Chow will serve as offensive coordinator. Wynn and Luke Matthews will have expanded roles with the offense. During today's practice, Chow and Matthews worked with the receivers, a position Price was expected to coach.