Offensive coordinator Troy Walters and tight end coach Sean Beckton are expected to join Scott Frost’s staff in Lincoln after being let go from Central Florida, according to multiple reports from Orlando.
Sean Beckton and Troy Walters will not be retained, expected to join Scott Frost's staff at #Nebraska.
— Ryan Bass (@Ry_Bass) December 7, 2017
BREAKING: Longtime UCF assistant Sean Beckton will join Scott Frost at Nebraska. https://t.co/Je8NKpE1D1
— osknights (@osknights) December 7, 2017
Beckton served as the recruiting coordinator for the Knights during the last two years. Walters was named the interim head coach after Frost’s departure. Neither will be retained by new UCF head coach Josh Heupel.
There has been no official word from Nebraska about the moves, but the Huskers announced seven assistants on Monday and named Barrett Ruud as a soon-to-be assistant. Adding Walters and Beckton to the staff would fill out the remaining spots.
Beginning on Jan. 9, Nebraska can have 10 assistants on staff, Ruud is expected to be officially announced then.
The latest news would also mean that former wide receiver coach Keith Williams will not be retained.
With Beckton and Walters in town, the 2018 Nebraska coaching staff will look exactly like the 2017 Central Florida coaching staff. Each full-time assistant for Frost in Orlando will be with him in Lincoln.
It’s something that should come as no surprise. When introduced as the Huskers’ coach on Sunday, Frost said “the guys that helped us win there can help us win here.” The Knights went 12-0 last season en route to the AAC championship and Walters was named a finalist for the Broyles Award, given to the nation’s top assistant.
Despite the move to Lincoln and the Knights naming a new head coach already, Frost and his staff are still expected to coach No. 10 Central Florida in the team’s Jan. 1 Peach Bowl appearance against No. 7 Auburn though no official announcement has been made.
Derek is a newbie on the Hail Varsity staff covering Husker athletics. In college, he was best known as ‘that guy from Twitter.’ He has covered a Sugar Bowl, a tennis national championship and almost everything in between (except an NCAA men’s basketball tournament game… *tears*). In his spare time, he can be found arguing with literally anyone about sports.