Former Nebraska football coach gets new job in the NFL

Former Nebraska football offensive line coach Greg Austin is continuing his coaching career by taking it to the National Football League.
Philadelphia Eagles assistant offensive line coach Greg Austin
Philadelphia Eagles assistant offensive line coach Greg Austin / Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

While Greg Austin’s tenure with the Nebraska football program didn’t end happily, it appears the former Husker offensive line coach and offensive line player didn’t let that come close to derailing his career. In fact, Austin has taken the next step in that career with a jump back to the NFL.

Earlier this week, the Jacksonville Jaguars announced several new hires for their coaching staff. Among them was Austin, who has officially been named to the position of assistant offensive line coach. It’s also a bit of a reshuffling for what he was doing.

Austin spent the 2023 season with the Jaguars as the offensive quality control coach. It would appear this will give him a little more of a chance to be coaching on the field and having more of a direct impact on how players are getting coached while also having more of an impact on the gameplan and how the Jags go about their business.

When it comes to Austin’s coaching career, he’s really just getting started, despite the fact that he’s been in the profession for about 13 years now.

The former Nebraska football star first got into coaching, he was a graduate assistant with the Oregon Ducks. After three seasons in Eugene, he took his first NFL job with the Philadelphia Eagles. He spent three years in Philly as the assistant offensive line coach before joining Scott Frost at Central Florida as the Golden Knights’ offensive line coach.

Ex-Nebraska football coach continues NFL career

Once Frost took basically his entire UCF staff to Lincoln, Austin followed him along there and then ran into what can only be considered a bump in the road.

It doesn’t help that even Frost’s assistants believe that there was a loss of focus once he took over the Nebraska football program. Once Austin was fired from the Huskers he moved to FIU but is now looking at really reigniting his career back in the NFL.