IRVING, Texas -- Troy Walters, a former Biletnikoff winner and NFL player, was the offensive coordinator at Indiana State a week ago. This morning, Texas A&M announced Walters as its new wide receivers coach, and coach Mike Sherman called Walters "a perfect fit."
Walters is a native of College Station, Texas, and had been coaching under Trent Miles at Indiana State, a former receivers coach himself in 2000 under Sherman with the Green Bay Packers.
"A lot of the language -- he's very familiar with the West Coast terminology, which is what our base is," Sherman said.
Knowing that now-former receivers coach Steve Kragthorpe intended to resign to attend to family health matters in Tulsa full-time, Walters came to College Station on Friday to interview.
"A selling point for me was the fact that he worked in the Indianapolis Colts system, which in NFL circles it's very well known that the Colts, in all of football, run probably one of the most precision-driven routes of anybody, and he conveyed that preciseness, that discipline in his interview with me," Sherman said. "So that's exactly what we're looking for."