Nebraska and Coach Scott Frost have mutually parted ways with offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Troy Walters. The Huskers confirmed the news in a release shared on Friday.
“Troy has been a valued member of our coaching staff for the past four years,” Frost said in the statement. “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.”
Walters later shared a message about the decision on Twitter.
Thank you @HuskerFBNation pic.twitter.com/jfBGOvqB76
— Troy Walters® (@CoachWalters1) January 17, 2020
Walters just finished his second season as Nebraska's offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach in 2019. It was also his fourth consecutive season serving as Frost's offensive coordinator, joining Frost's Nebraska staff from Central Florida. It was his 11th year overall as an assistant, which included 10 seasons at the FBS level and eight at a Power Five program. That included stops at Colorado, North Carolina State and Texas A&M, in addition to Nebraska and UCF.
The news comes on the heels of outside linebackers/special teams coach Jovan Dewitt departing for North Carolina and Mike Dawson returning in his place at the outside linebackers spot. This is the third departure from Frost's original staff at Nebraska. Dawson left the Huskers in spring 2019 for a job with the New York Giants.
Reports surfaced on Friday that Nebraska had offered Mickey Joseph a passing game coordinator and associate head coach role with the Huskers, but turned it down to stay at LSU. Who Nebraska will target next is not immediately clear, but expect things to move quickly. Coaches are able to get back out on the road with the recruiting dead period having ended, so it doesn't seem like Frost will wait long to fill the vacant role.