The Colorado football team is in the market for a receivers coach.
After three years with CU, Troy Walters is heading to Central Florida, where his good friend, Scott Frost, was named head coach earlier this week. Walters will reportedly become the offensive coordinator at UCF.
Walters confirmed the rumors on Twitter and thanked CU and head coach Mike MacIntyre.
“Excited and honored to be joining @coach_frost and the @UCF_Football family to bring back championship level football to Orlando. #ChargeOn,” Walters tweeted.
In other tweet, he said: “Thank you @CoachMikeMac @RunRalphieRun and BuffNation for 3 great yrs. My family and I were blessed to be a part of a special place#GoBuffs.”
Walters also changed his Twitter profile and cover photo to reflect his new position with the Knights.
Winner of the Fred Biletnikoff Award (given to college football’s best receiver) in 1999, Walters played in the NFL for eight years. He began his coaching career in 2009 and was brought to CU in 2013 when MacIntyre was hired as the Buffs’ head coach.
During his three seasons in Boulder, Walters coached Paul Richardson and Nelson Spruce to record-breaking seasons. Richardson had a school-record 1,343 yards in 2013. Spruce had a school-record 106 catches in 2014.
Walters was also CU’s recruiting coordinator.
“Troy has been a great asset to our program and he’s done a great job coaching; he’s done a great job recruiting; he’s a wonderful character guy,” athletic director Rick George said. “Every time you lose personnel, you hope to hire somebody better. That’ll be a challenge, because Troy is really good at what he does.”
CU was hoping to keep Walters, but George said that once Frost became a head coach, that was going to be difficult.
“(Walters) wanted to be an OC and he wanted to work with Scott,” George said. “They are friends. I get it.”