TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Buddy Wyatt, defensive line coach at the University of Alabama the last four seasons, has been named defensive line coach at the University of Nebraska, Cornhuskers head coach Bill Callahan announced Thursday. Tide defensive ends coach David Turner will assume coaching duties for the entire defensive line upon Wyatt's departure.
Wyatt, 40, joined the Crimson Tide coaching staff prior to the 2003 season. He will depart for his new job immediately and will assist the Husker staff in its AT&T Cotton Bowl contest against Auburn University slated for January 1, 2007, in Dallas, Texas.
"We're happy for Buddy, that he found a quality job at a fine place such as Nebraska," said Crimson Tide interim head coach Joe Kines. "Buddy's an excellent coach who has done a very good job for us over the last four years here. While I will miss his work with us for the Independence Bowl, it is a great opportunity for Buddy and his family."
Wyatt, a native of Victoria, Texas, and a 1989 graduate of Texas Christian University and his wife, Andrea, have two children: a son, Frederick, and a daughter, Ariel.