Terry Joseph will take the job as Texas A&M's secondary coach, meaning Nebraska will be looking for its fourth defensive backs coach in the past five years.
The news comes as no surprise after Joseph interviewed Saturday in College Station, Texas, and was offered the job and more money than what he was making at Nebraska.
While the writing seemed on the wall then, Joseph said Saturday night he wanted to talk with coach Bo Pelini, and perhaps athletic director Shawn Eichorst on Sunday afternoon, before calling it a done deal.
Husker players knew Joseph was leaving for certain Monday, with some of them tweeting about the departure but expressing no animosity.
"Another year another coach. Best of luck to Coach Joseph (and) thank you for everything (you) did in your time with us in Lincoln," tweeted cornerback Josh Mitchell.
"Wish Coach Joseph would have been around for my four years. He's a great guy and I wish him the best at A&M," tweeted incoming defensive back recruit Luke Gifford.
"Woke up outta my nap with the voicemail ..... good luck to Coach TJ at A&M, learned a lot from that man," tweeted defensive back Daniel Davie.
Joseph just completed his second season with the Huskers after replacing Corey Raymond. Joseph made a base salary of $245,000 in 2013 but apparently will get more from A&M.
Texas A&M's previous defensive backs coach, Marcel Yates, who took a job as defensive coordinator at Boise State, was making more than $300,000 last year.
"They offered me the job. It's a lot of money, but I told Bo I would come back and talk to him before I took the job," Joseph said Saturday night.
Stability has been hard to find for Nebraska when it comes to a defensive backs coach. Marvin Sanders coached the group in 2010, before leaving for personal reasons. Raymond joined the staff in 2011, before leaving for his alma mater, LSU.
The fact Joseph stayed for two years was most welcome to members of Nebraska's secondary.
Corey Cooper, a senior-to-be, said after Nebraska's 24-19 Gator Bowl win of the advantage the secondary had in 2013 from having the same position coach for consecutive years.
"It meant a lot to me," Cooper said. "I finally had the same DB coach for two years straight for the first time, so that helped me a lot with improvement in my game."
Joseph is heading to a program looking to make a big jump on the defensive side of the ball. The Aggies were 109th in total defense and 95th in passing yards allowed.
The news of Joseph's move was not having an impact on at least one Husker recruit. Junior college defensive back signee Byerson Cockrell told HuskersIllustrated.com that he plans to show up in Lincoln next week for the spring semester no matter who's coaching the Nebraska defensive backs.
“Well, I feel like if that's what's best for him and his family, I'm happy for him. And I feel like I'm still doing (what's right for) me no matter who my coach is," Cockrell told the website.
"What I can say is that I'm glad he got me to a good school before he left. I hate that it happened, but that's life. Now we have to adjust to the new coach that's coming in."