UCF coach Gus Malzahn retains Darrell Wyatt as receivers coach

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Matt Murschel, Orlando Sentinel
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New UCF coach Gus Malzahn has retained receivers coach Darrell Wyatt, making him the first staff member from former coach Josh Heupel’s tenure to remain with the Knights.

Wyatt spent the past three seasons on Heupel’s staff, working with the receivers unit. He left the program in mid-January to reportedly take a job on Bryan Harsin’s staff at Auburn. Harsin replaced Malzahn, who was fired after eight seasons with the Tigers.

During Wyatt’s tenure, UCF produced back-to-back 1,000-yard receivers in Gabriel Davis (2019) and Marlon Williams (2020). In 2020, Davis became the first UCF wideout selected in the NFL draft since Tre’Quan Smith in 2017.

During Wyatt’s three seasons at UCF, the Knights had three players with at least 500 receiving yards, including in 2020 with Williams (1,039), Jaylon Robinson (979) and Jacob Harris (539).

Wyatt’s 29-year career includes stints at Arkansas State, Houston, Oklahoma State and Texas.

He becomes the eighth coach to join Malzahn’s staff along with cornerbacks coach Addison Williams, special teams coach Brian Blackmon, co-offensive coordinators Tim Harris Jr., and GJ Kinne, defensive coordinator Travis Williams, co-defensive coordinator and secondary coach David Gibbs, offensive line coach Herb Hand and director of sports performance Chris Dawson.

This article first appeared on OrlandoSentinel.com. Email Matt Murschel at mmurschel@orlandosentinel.com.