Texas football coach Mack Brown began the process of rebuilding his staff today, adding Kansas assistant coach Darrell Wyatt as the Longhorns’ receivers coach and co-recruiting coordinator.
Wyatt, who has coached at four different Big 12 schools, spent the 2010 season as the Jayhawks’ receivers coach and co-offensive coordinator. He replaces Bobby Kennedy, who left last week to become the receivers coach at Colorado.
Wyatt, a Killeen native, has a reputation as a strong recruiter and was instrumental in landing running back Adrian Peterson during his four-year stint at Oklahoma (2002-2005). Wyatt is the first hire by Brown since the Longhorns lost five assistant coaches in the wake of a 5-7 season, the team’s only losing record in 13 seasons under Brown.
In a statement released by school officials, Brown said he was “excited” to add Wyatt to the staff because he is “not only one of the best wide receiver coaches in the country, but he also brings expertise as an offensive coordinator.”
Wyatt spent the 2008-2009 seasons as offensive coordinator/receivers coach at Southern Mississippi, where his teams ranked among the national leaders in yards and points in both seasons.
Wyatt’s coaching stops in the Big 12 include two different stints at Kansas (1997-2000 and 2010). He’s also coached at Baylor (1996), Oklahoma State (2001) and OU (2002-2005). Wyatt spent the 2006 season as an assistant coach with the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings.
In a statement, Wyatt said: “Coach Brown is pulling together a lot of new staff members and I'm thrilled to be a part of that energy. He’s a guy I’m really looking forward to working for because he’s won at the highest level and always does it with class.”
_ Jimmy Burch