LonghornDigest.com informed Texas fans in early December that Kennedy was expected to leave the program some time this off-season.
Kennedy was regarded as one of the staff's top recruiters, though his 2010 wide receiver group often received criticism for their inability to get open and block down-field in the absence of departed All-American Jordan Shipley.
With the loss of Kennedy, Texas and Mack Brown now have five openings to fill, including: the defensive coordinator, the offensive coordinator, the offensive line coach, the defensive line coach, and the wide receiver's coach.
Kennedy grew up in Boulder and attended Boulder High School. It was always thought that the coach would eventually like to pursue coaching jobs in Colorado.