Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wyatt reportedly headed back to KU coaching position
By ESPN.com staff
Several Kansas newspapers are reporting that Southern Mississippi offensive coordinator Darrell Wyatt is set to join Turner Gill's staff at Kansas as a new receivers coach.
Wyatt coached at Kansas from 1997-2000 on Terry Allen's staff before leaving for a position at Oklahoma State. He later coached at Oklahoma where he was credited for developing standout receivers like Mark Clayton and recruiting Adrian Peterson.
His hiring is important as it adds another experienced coach to a staff already dotted with former head coaches like Chuck Long and Carl Torbush.
Wyatt's offense at Southern Mississippi was one of the most prolific in school history. The Golden Eagles ranked 20th nationally in total offense and broke 36 school records. Southern Mississippi finished 7-5 in 2009, losing to Middle Tennessee State in the New Orleans Bowl.
Wyatt also adds another experienced recruiter in the Big 12 area to Kansas.
Gill mentioned recruiting four times among his top seven priorities last week when he was hired. So it's understandable that Wyatt fits that profile exactly, as well as bringing him an experienced coach who has helped develop a prolific offense in recent seasons.
Gill's staff is expected to be completed early next week, the Kansas City Star reported.