Football

WR Coach Bobby Kennedy Headed To Colorado

The Boulder Daily Camera reported this afternoon that Texas wide receiver coach Bobby Kennedy has been hired to coach the wide receivers at Colorado.

Updated: Confirmed. According to Kennedy he is headed to Colorado.

From the Boulder Daily Camera:”University of Texas wide receivers coach Bobby Kennedy has been hired for the same job at Colorado, though an official announcement from the school is not expected until next week, sources said.Bobby Kennedy to coach CU Buffs receivers Kennedy is a Boulder native. Inside Texas first reported in the Nov. 19 Inside Scoop that the job of Bobby Kennedy (along with Mac McWhorter and Mike Tolleson) was in jeopardy at the end of the 2010 season. McWhorter and Tolleson have since announced their retirement while the expectation has been that Kennedy would be asked to leave to pursue other opportunities. If the report of Kennedy’s departure proves true, as expected, Texas will have five coaching vacancies: offensive coordinator, defensive coordinator, offensive line coach, wide receivers coach and defensive tackles coach.Updated — Kennedy has released a statement saying he has indeed taken a job with Colorado.”It’s really a tough deal leaving a place you love so much and have had so many great memories at, but going home, getting reacquainted with a lot of old friends and being closer to family was something I really felt like I needed to do,” said Kennedy. “I can’t thank Coach Brown enough for thewonderful opportunity he gave me when he hired me at Texas. It’s been seventerrific years and everyone has been awesome to work with. Thanks to DeLoss Dodds, President Powers, the staff and especially all of my players for allowing me to be a part of this special place and for all of their support. I will really miss Texas and always appreciate my time here.”