Published Thursday, January 16, 2014 AT 9:44 AM / Updated at 10:26 AM
Signs point to Charlton Warren taking Huskers’ DBs job
Sam McKewon Omaha World-Herald

U.S. Air Force Academy defensive coordinator Charlton Warren will be Nebraska’s next defensive backs coach according to and Football Scoop. Both are well-known websites for reporting coaching changes within the industry.

Warren just finished his ninth year as a coach at Air Force, his second as defensive coordinator. A former defensive back for the Falcons, Warren has also coached the secondary. According to his coaching biography, Air Force ranked second nationally in pass defense in 2010 and fifth in 2009. The Falcons’ defense struggled in 2013, finishing 116th in total defense and 78th in passing yardage defense.

Originally a native of Atlanta, Warren was Air Force’s recruiting coordinator from 2006 to 2011. Air Force has 14 players from Georgia on its roster. Recruiting to Air Force is noticeably different than other programs that aren’t service academies, as athletes are required to serve in the military after graduation, but the school appears to have strong ties to the state of Georgia. Only the state of Texas has supplied more players to Air Force’s roster than Georgia.

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