Oklahoma receivers coach leaves for NFL

NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma lost a second member of its
offensive staff when receivers coach and passing game coordinator Darrell Wyatt
took a job with the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday.

Wyatt had been the Sooners' receivers coach for the past four
seasons and was also the team's pass game coordinator last season.

"It's tough to leave, but I felt this was a great
opportunity," said Wyatt, who joins the staff of new Vikings head
coach Brad Childress. "I get to join a new staff on the front end
of a new contract. I look forward to the challenge on the next

"I feel like all our recruits are in good hands and I have
encouraged all of them to stay with Oklahoma."

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said he doesn't feel "any extra
urgency" to replace Wyatt and has several directions he could go
in finding a replacement.

After offensive coordinator Chuck Long left to become San Diego
State's new head coach last month, Oklahoma promoted Kevin Wilson
to offensive coordinator and hired Josh Heupel as quarterbacks

"We are all happy for Darrell and his family. He feels the NFL
is the direction he wants to go and we are supportive of him
reaching his goals," Stoops said in a statement. "We are all
appreciative of the work he did here in coaching our receivers. He
developed a great number of excellent players, and as also a strong