At a time when the Texas Longhorns football team is usually gearing up for a major bowl game, this year's post-season has been one of sudden change for the team.
Junior cornerback Aaron Williams has declared himself eligible for next April's NFL Draft. Williams earned second-team All-Big-12 honors, after an impressive season of 46 tackles, one quarterback sack and five tackles for yardage losses. He also forced opponents to turn the football over three times in 2010.
Meanwhile, the UT Athletic Department has confirmed that wide receivers coach Bobby Kennedy is leaving to accept the same job at the University of Colorado. Kennedy spent seven years an assistant coach under Mack Brown and said in a statement that he was grateful for the opportunities he had at Texas. He returns to him home town of Boulder, CO to join a squad that will become part of the expanded Pac-12 Conference in 2011.
Kennedy is the sixth assistant coach to leave Texas, following their 5-7 season in 2010.