For the fourth time in the past five years, Nebraska will be looking for a new defensive backs coach as Terry Joseph is headed to Texas A&M.
Joseph told the Nebraska defensive backs that he would be accepting the job today and it didn’t take long for the news to start circulating on Twitter.
Another year another coach…best of luck to coach Joseph thank you for everything u did in your time with us in Lincoln
— Josh Mitchell (@J_Mitch05) January 6, 2014
Wish coach joseph would have been around for my four years. He’s a great guy and i wish him the best at A&M. #GBR
— Luke Gifford (@luke_gifford) January 6, 2014
Joseph confirmed the departure with the Omaha World Herald. No word yet on the terms of Joseph’s deal, but he made $245,000 this season at Nebraska.
So the Huskers will once again be in the market for a position coach to lead the defensive backs, one of the most important areas for the team in 2014. Nebraska loses starting cornerbacks Stanley Jean Baptiste and Ciante Evans this year as well as senior safety Andrew Green and senior cornerback Mohammed Seisay.
But the more interesting angle here is how Nebraska replaces Joseph on the recruiting trail. According to 247Sports, Joseph was the lead recruiter for five of Nebraska’s 19 verbal commitments in the 2014 class. A native of Louisiana, Joseph was also the Huskers’ point man on recruiting the southeast, taking the lead on previous signees Cethan Carter (La.) and Boaz Joseph (Fla.) among others.
This will be Joseph’s second stint in the SEC after serving as the defensive backs coach and recruiting coordinator for Tennessee from 2010 to 2012.