Troy Walters spent eight seasons in the NFL on four different teams and has been an offensive assistant at programs like Texas A&M and Colorado. But Nebraska’s offensive coordinator said he has never seen an offense quite like Scott Frost’s.
Walters spent the last two seasons on Frost’s staff at Central Florida and followed him to Lincoln in December. He wanted the chance to keep helping to work with the “best offense” he’s been around.
“Best offense I’ve been around. That’s from Indianapolis Colts, to Arizona Cardinals, to Minnesota, because you can do so much out of this offense. You can put guys in different situations, different positions to be successful,” Walters told reporters Thursday. “You can get creative as long as you understand the base that you can do so many things out of it. We have a great staff and coaches that really think outside of the box, so every game is a new game plan and we’re coming up with creative ways to be successful and it’s not only the best offensive system I’ve been apart of but the best offense staff I’ve been apart of. Not egos, we know our roles and we want the best for the players we coach.”
Walters’ comment should be music to the ears of Huskers’ fans. Nebraska ranked next-to-last in the Big Ten in rushing offense in 2017 (107.5 yards per game) and was seventh in the conference in scoring offense (25.8 points per game).
UCF, meanwhile, had the nation’s best scoring offense in 2017, with a 48.2 points per game average. Walters was the offensive coordinator/wide receivers coach for the Knights last season, and he’ll have the same role for the Huskers.
He explained how he and Frost divide up the play calling when their team has the ball.
“As far as the entire offense, we’ll have periods where we won’t go off of script so I’ll be the one calling plays there,” Walters said. “We game plan together as a staff. Game days, I’m up in the box. I’m in Coach Frost’s ear, kind of giving him direction between series and what plays we like, what plays to get to. We just kind of make it work. It’s great that all of the coaches know what to do so I don’t have to, Coach Frost doesn’t have to micromanage any position. We all know the expectation. We all know the fundamentals and we make it work.”