Kevin Wilson to Ohio State has felt like a done deal for a week, but there still hasn’t been any official word from the school.
Tuesday, Eleven Warriors uncovered the ex-Indiana coach’s name in the Ohio State directory. He’s listed as an “Assistant Coach-Football” and his address is at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.
Last week, CrimsonQuarry.com broke the news that Urban Meyer would hire Wilson as his new offensive coordinator, and it was confirmed by multiple outlets later that day.
But as Eleven Warriors points out, Ohio State is already at nine full-time coaches. The NCAA probably is going to add a 10th in April, but if Wilson were hired before then, offensive coordinator Ed Warinner would likely have to go. He was linked to the opening at Minnesota under new coach P.J. Fleck, but that’s reportedly not going to work out.
Wilson resigned from his head-coaching position at Indiana on Dec. 1, 2016, less than a year removed from signing a six-year, $15.3 million contract extension. Indiana athletic director Fred Glass cited “philosophical differences” between the two, though there were some rumors Wilson mishandled injuries and mistreated players.
In six seasons at Indiana, Wilson was 26-47, including a 12-37 record in Big Ten play. He led the Hoosiers to a 6-6 record in 2015 and 2016.
Before becoming a head coach, Wilson was the offensive coordinator at Oklahoma for nine seasons.