Texas Fills the First of its Coaching Vacancies

Texas announced Sunday that it had hired Kansas University’s Darrell Wyatt as wide receivers coach. A native of Killeen, Texas, Wyatt has been recruiting Texas high schools for most of his career.

In a statement released by the University, Wyatt said:

I’ve been recruiting Texas for a long time and have developed a great rapport with the high school coaches. I’m really looking forward to continuing to build on that. My wife’s family lives in San Antonio, my sister lives nearby, so it’s a great to be coming home to Texas.

Prior to joining Kansas before last season, Wyatt spent two years at Southern Mississippi as associate head coach, offensive coordinator, and wide receivers coach. In 2008, his USM offense broke 36 school records and ranked 20th nationally. In 2009, it was 19th in scoring offense and 31st in total offense.

This at a team that is far from a traditional national power.

In the statement, Coach Brown said:

We are so excited about the addition of Darrell to our staff. He’s not only one of the best wide receiver coaches in the country, but he also brings expertise as an offensive coordinator. Darrell’s someone who has coached in the NFL and has been recognized as one of the nation’s top recruiters. He has extensive experience working in the Big 12 and recruiting in all parts of Texas. He is a great addition to our staff.

Wyatt is clearly an upgrade, both as a positions coach, and as a recruiter. I’m hoping this is the first of several exciting announcements this week.

The Longhorn Nation could certainly use the good news!

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