Nate Costa leaving Oregon to be next QB coach at Nevada, per report
Nate Costa is set to move on from the Oregon/Chip Kelly tree.
The former quarterback and longtime staffer is reportedly nearing an agreement to become the new quarterbacks coach at Nevada. The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman reported Wednesday morning the Wolf Pack are “expected” to hire Costa soon.
SOURCE: Oregon offensive analyst Nate Costa is expected to become the new QB coach at Nevada. Costa, a former Ducks quarterback, coached at UCLA and IMG Academy previously. He helped develop Heisman winner Marcus Mariota and Vernon Adams in his time at Oregon.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 22, 2021
As a coach, Costa has spent eight of his nine professional seasons either with Oregon or with former Oregon coach Chip Kelly. A quarterback himself for the Ducks from 2009-11, Costa worked as a grad assistant at Oregon from 2013 through 2015, working with wideouts and quarterbacks.
He then spent a year with IMG Academy in 2017 before being hired by Kelly as an offensive analyst on Kelly’s UCLA squad in 2018. A year later he was back at Oregon, where he has been a senior offensive analyst working with quarterbacks since.
Costa’s bio lists him having worked with a pair of NFL Draft selections at quarterback—Justin Herbert and Marcus Mariota—and four different all-conference quarterbacks. This would be his first on-field coaching gig as an FBS assistant.