Texas hires new receivers coach

Will Anderson

In an offseason full of departures, Texas fans had reason to cheer on Sunday when the athletic department announced the hiring of Darrell Wyatt as wide receivers coach.

Wyatt replaces Bobby Kennedy, who accepted a job offer from Colorado last week. Wyatt, 44, was the co-offensive coordinator and receivers coach at Kansas last season. Prior to that he spent two years at Southern Mississippi and has 21 years of coaching experience.

It was the first hire for Longhorn head coach Mack Brown, who has lost five assistants during the offseason, including his offensive, defensive and special teams coordinators.

Still, Wyatt is considered a top prospect at his position and has spent 10 years in the Big 12. He also coached the Minnesota Vikings in 2006.

“We are so excited about the addition of Darrell to our staff,” Brown said in a statement. “He’s not only one of the best wide receivers coaches in the nation, but he also brings expertise as an offensive coordinator.”

Wyatt is also known as a tenacious recruiter and helped Oklahoma land Adrien Peterson while part of the Sooners’ staff in 2004.

“Texas is the type of place where the skies [sic] the limit of what you can accomplish,” Wyatt said. “

Texas returns Marquise Goodwin, Malcolm Williams and Mike Davis at receiver. Davis, a freshman, finished second on the team in receptions and receiving yards and will lead a relatively young unit that includes just two incoming recruits.