Published Friday, January 17, 2014 AT 9:40 AM / Updated at 10:12 AM
Charlton Warren is Nebraska’s new DBs coach
Sam McKewon Omaha World-Herald

Nebraska officially announced Friday that former Air Force defensive coordinator Charlton Warren is the Huskers new defensive backs coach. Warren played defensive back at Air Force and spent his entire college coaching career there. Until now.

“Charlton Warren will be an excellent addition to our coaching staff,” NU coach Bo Pelini said in the press release. “He is well respected in the coaching profession and he has been a part of several successful defenses at Air Force. Charlton has great energy and will be an outstanding teacher and mentor for our defensive backs. We look forward to him hitting the ground running, both in working with the young men in our program and on the recruiting trail.”

Said Warren: “Joining the Nebraska program is a tremendous opportunity for my family and me, and we are extremely excited to be here,” Warren said. “I want to thank all the great folks at Air Force who have helped me over the past nine seasons especially Coach Troy Calhoun.

“Nebraska football has a rich tradition and history, and I can’t wait to have a chance to lead and work with the current group of players on this team.  I am also big-time excited to hit the recruiting trail and start closing in and meeting the future players who want to join this program and do tremendous things in Lincoln.  I appreciate the opportunity, and the faith Coach Pelini and his staff have shown by adding me to the staff and now it’s time to get to work.”

Jon Nyatawa will have more to come later from some of Warren’s mentors.

Former Nebraska DBs coach Terry Joseph joined the Texas A&M staff earlier this month.

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