Former Nebraska offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Troy Walters is joining the coaching staff of an ex-Husker quarterback.
Walters will become assistant wide receivers coach for the Cincinnati Bengals and coach Zac Taylor. Taylor is entering his second season with the Bengals, and Walters “mutually agreed to part ways” with Nebraska in mid-January.
This will be Walters’ first NFL coaching gig, though he played eight seasons in the league with four franchises. Before coaching two seasons at Nebraska, he served as an assistant at Central Florida (2016-17), Colorado (2013-15), North Carolina State (2012), Texas A&M (2010-11) and Indiana State (2009).
Texas A&M is the connection between Taylor and Walters. Taylor was a graduate assistant for the Aggies when Walters coached their wide receivers.
In Cincinnati, Walters will reunite with former Husker receiver Stanley Morgan, who had the first 1,000-yard receiving season in Nebraska history under Walters’ tutelage in 2018. Morgan went undrafted but played in 11 games for the Bengals last year.
Cethan Carter and Freedom Akinmoladun are two other former Huskers currently on the Bengals’ roster.
Nebraska hired Matt Lubick to replace Walters.