LINCOLN — Nebraska will be on the hunt for a new secondary coach once again.
Defensive backs coach Terry Joseph confirmed with The World-Herald Monday afternoon that he’s accepted the same position at Texas A&M.
Joseph was offered the A&M job during the weekend. He’s expected to resign his position at Nebraska by the end of the week.
Joseph is the third secondary coach to leave NU in four years.
Details of Joseph’s new deal with Texas A&M weren’t available Monday — he has not yet signed a contract. But he’s expected to make more than the $245,000 base salary he earned at Nebraska in 2013. The recruiting resources made available to Aggies assistant coaches were also believed to have factored into Joseph’s decision.
Joseph said he spent a portion of Monday afternoon contacting Husker players and informing them of his decision to leave NU. He was not available for further comment Monday.
Junior cornerback Josh Mitchell was among a few Nebraska defensive backs who reacted on social media Monday, tweeting “best of luck” and “thank you” to Joseph. Recruit Luke Gifford from Lincoln Southeast, who’s pledged to sign with Nebraska in February, tweeted that he wished Joseph “would have been around for my four years.”
But now Joseph’s headed back to the SEC. He’ll join coach Kevin Sumlin’s staff at Texas A&M, whose most recent secondary coach, Marcel Yates, left to become defensive coordinator at Boise State.
Joseph, who grew up in Louisiana, spent two seasons at Tennessee as its defensive backs coach and recruiting coordinator before joining the Nebraska staff. Joseph served in the same positions at Louisiana Tech from 2007 to 2009. He worked with coach Bo Pelini as a graduate assistant at LSU in 2006.
Pelini did not respond to requests from The World-Herald seeking comment Monday night.
His first secondary coach at NU, Marvin Sanders, resigned for personal reasons in 2011, and Corey Raymond left the Huskers for LSU in 2012.
Pelini is expected to work quickly to fill the open spot on his staff with signing day approaching. The final contact period of the recruiting season begins Jan. 16.