- Mitch Sherman, ESPN Staff Writer
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Terry Joseph is leaving Nebraska to join the Texas A&M coaching staff.
Joseph spent two seasons under Bo Pelini as the secondary coach, helping the Huskers rank fourth nationally over that time in opponent pass-completion percentage.
Two sources close to the situation confirmed the move.
Nebraska cornerbacks Josh Mitchell and Daniel Davie thanked Joseph on Twitter after learning from the coach of his decision. Also on Twitter, A&M recruit Justin Dunning, a safety from Whitehouse, Texas, applauded Joseph’s hiring.
— Justin Dunning (@JD3ThaTruth) January 6, 2014
At Texas A&M he will replace Marcel Yates, the co-defensive coordinator and secondary coach who left recently for Boise State.
Joseph interviewed with A&M coach Kevin Sumlin on Saturday and told the Lincoln (Neb.) Journal-Star that he was offered “a lot of money” but that he needed to confer with Pelini before finalizing the decision.
Joseph earned $245,000 at Nebraska in his final year. Yates was paid $308,200 at A&M.
A Louisiana native, Joseph coached high school football in the state and played baseball at Northwestern (La.) State before coaching stops at Louisiana Tech and Tennessee.
He’s known as a strong recruiter. This change moves him closer to area with which he is familiar.
His departure leaves Nebraska to search for its fourth secondary coach in five years.