Walker will coach son in Tulsa secondary

Former NFL cornerback Darnell Walker Sr. has been hired as an

assistant coach at Tulsa, where he will be able to mentor his


Walker was hired Tuesday as the new cornerbacks coach for the

Golden Hurricane. The former cornerback for the Atlanta Falcons,

San Francisco 49ers and Detroit Lions had been the defensive backs

coach for Southwest Baptist (Mo.) for the past three years.

His son, Darnell Jr., signed with Tulsa in February.

Coach Bill Blankenship says he became impressed with Darnell Sr.

during the recruiting process and believes the eight-year NFL

veteran is ”an excellent teacher of the game.”

Darnell Sr. played his college ball at Oklahoma. He replaces Van

Malone, who left to join Oklahoma State’s staff.