Former Oklahoma State QB J.W. Walsh finds himself back in the Big 12 Conference, but this time as a coach. Walsh has joined the Texas Longhorns as an offensive analyst after spending the past three years as the running backs coach at Abilene Christian.
With Andre Coleman becoming the wide receivers coach and the departure of Larry Fedora to become the offensive coordinator for the Baylor Bears, the Texas Longhorns had several openings and were able to bring Walsh on board. It’s technically the third Big 12 team Walsh has been with as he spent the 2016 season as a graduate assistant at TCU.
Walsh was a highly-rated dual-threat quarterback out of Denton Guyer back in 2011 and his career got off to a bright start in Stillwater where he earned Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the year honors in 2012. However injuries got the best of him and he ended his career as Mason Rudolph’s back up. Ironically enough, Walsh played for Texas’ new offensive coordinator, Mike Yurcich, who was early in his tenure with the Cowboys at the time.
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