Wyatt rejoins A&M defensive staff

January 9, 2008 3:09:41 PM PST
Buddy Wyatt was hired Wednesday as Texas A&M's defensive line coach, returning to the position he held from 2000-02 under R.C. Slocum. Wyatt, 41, was Nebraska's defensive line coach last season and worked at Alabama from 2003-05.

A&M coach Mike Sherman said he's impressed with how many of Wyatt's proteges have gone on to successful NFL careers, including Ty Warren, Adam Carriker and Jamal Williams.

"Coach Wyatt fits the bill of what I look for in a coach," Sherman said. "He is a great communicator as well as a passionate coach about football and Texas A&M."

Before he came to A&M, Wyatt worked under Gary Barnett at Northwestern (1997-98) and Colorado (1999). He also coached the defensive line at Oklahoma State in 1996 and at Minnesota from 1992-95.

When Wyatt was with A&M in 2001, the Aggies ranked 10th in total defense, giving up 294 yards per game.

"My family and I are excited to be back in Aggieland," said Wyatt, who was born in Victoria. "I have always recruited the state of Texas, and I look forward to renewing many friendships and relationships with high school coaches across the state."

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