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Irish secondary takes assistant coaching job with the Philadelphia Eagles

Andrew Soukup | Wednesday, March 3, 2004

Trent Walters, who has coached the Irish secondary since Tyrone Willingham was named head coach, resigned Monday to take an assistant coaching job with the Philadelphia Eagles, the NFL team announced Tuesday.Neither Walters nor Willingham could be reached for comment, and it’s not clear when the Irish plan to name a replacement.Before coming to Notre Dame, Walters coached for eight years with Minnesota and spent a year with Cincinnati in 1984. But 27 seasons of Walter’s long career have been spent at the college level, which included stints at Indiana, Washington, Pittsburgh, Louisville and Texas A&M.With the Irish, Walters coached cornerbacks Shane Walton and Vontez Duff, both who reached All-American status.He’ll join a team that has reached the NFC Championship game the last three years. Walters may also have to coach against his son, Troy, who is a receiver for the Indianapolis Colts and who played for Willingham at Stanford.