Report: Texas A&M begins interviewing for WR coach opening
Texas A&M has started looking for candidates to fill its vacant wide receivers coach position, reportedly bringing in one of Kevin Sumlin’s former colleagues for an interview over the weekend.
According to reports from GigEm247.com and other media outlets, the Aggies brought Darrell Wyatt in to interview for the position, opened up when David Beaty left to take the head coaching job at Kansas earlier this month.
Wyatt worked with Sumlin when both were at Oklahoma, later moving onto Kansas and Texas. He was the co-offensive coordinator for the Longhorns in 2012 and 2013 as a part of Mack Brown’s staff, but was let go along with Brown in 2013. Wyatt did not coach in 2014. According to the 247 report, Texas A&M did not offer Wyatt the job after the interview.
Beaty was also the recruiting coordinator for the Aggies, leaving another hole to fill. Wyatt is well-regarded as a recruiter, and his firing at Texas had an immediate impact on the Longhorns’ recruiting. When Wyatt, Brown and the rest of the staff were fired, five-star wide receiver Damarkus Lodge de-committed from the Longhorns because of his close relationship with Wyatt. Lodge is currently considering the Aggies, along with several other schools.