Another former Indiana football player has publicly said that former Hoosiers coach Kevin Wilson mistreated players during his time in Bloomington.
Speaking with Zach Osterman of the Indianapolis Star, ex-Indiana wide receiver Coray Keel said the way Wilson and his coaching staff treated him led to his transfer from the Indiana program after one season.
Wilson, who went 26-47 in six seasons at Indiana, currently is in his first season as Ohio State’s offensive coordinator.
Keel’s story was similar to many of the others former Hoosiers disclosed late last year. Keel suffered a concussion in the preseason in 2014 — his lone year with the team — and played on the scout team that fall for Indiana as he redshirted. He told the Star that he was belittled by Wilson and the staff.
“I would hear coaches come up to me and tell me I’m not [crap], I’m not this and that,” Keel said. “It was Kevin Wilson and position coaches, but mostly Kevin Wilson,” Keel said. “Every day, it was a constant reminder of how much I wasn’t doing good, and how I was doing more harm as a scout-team player, not giving the team the right looks. I was the reason we were losing, the reason why we were not doing good.”
Keel transferred to a junior college and played one season before giving up football.