What has been long rumored is now official. Troy Walters is no longer the offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach at Nebraska. Earlier in the day there was a report that Nebraska offered a position to current LSU Wide Receivers Coach Mickey Joseph which would have, if accepted, obviously replaced Troy Walters on the staff.
The Mickey Joseph report likely pushed Scott Frost and Bill Moos to say something immediately especially with a couple wide receiver recruits coming in this weekend.
Here is the statement from the Athletic Department:
The Nebraska football program announced today that offensive coordinator/receivers coach Troy Walters and the Huskers have mutually agreed to part ways.
Walters has been on the Nebraska coaching staff for the past two seasons, and has served on Scott Frost’s coaching staffs for the past four years overall. Walters was a finalist for the 2017 Broyles Award, given annually to the nation’s top assistant coach.
“Troy has been a valued member of our coaching staff for the past four years,” Frost said. “Troy is a good mentor for his players, provides great energy on and off the field, and carries himself with a presence off the field that will be missed. I want to thank him for his work on our coaching staff, and wish him and his family all the best going forward.”
We wish Coach Walters luck going forward.
The job titles of Wide Receiver’s coach and passing coordinator could be quite attractive for many prospective candidates throughout the country. Coach Frost and Bill Moos went after the big fish in Mickey Joseph and missed. I believe they likely have eyes on some other impressive names.
Now Nebraska fans can patiently wait for Walters’ replacement.