This seems like an inspired hire by new head coach Jon Embree for a variety of reasons.
First, Kennedy is a Boulder native who went to Northern Colorado, so he knows the state and the university. Second, he's been Texas' assistant recruiting coordinator since 2005. He'll bring extensive knowledge of recruiting that talent-rich state. Third, he knows the Pac-10. He coached two years at Washington and one at Arizona, so he knows Pac-10 recruiting -- read: California -- too.
Kennedy is the eighth assistant Embree has hired. The Daily Camera also reported that a quarterbacks coach from an NFL team is expected to be named next week.
Kennedy joins a staff that includes offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy (running backs), defensive coordinator Greg Brown (secondary), offensive line coach Steve Marshall, tight ends coach and special teams J.D. Brookhart, inside linebackers and defensive running game coordinator Brian Cabral, outside linebackers and defensive ends Kanavis McGhee and defensive tackles Mike Tuiasosopo.