Former Indiana football coach Kevin Wilson will be the next offensive coordinator at Ohio State, as first reported by Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman and confirmed by AlbersAngle.com. Multiple sources with knowledge of the situation say a deal will likely be announced tonight or on Wednesday.
Wilson resigned from Indiana in December amid allegations that he abused players and forced some players to play through injuries. Wilson will replace Tim Beck, who left to be the new offensive coordinator at Texas.
To say I was shocked by this news would be an understatement. I figured when Wilson essentially forfeited the final four years of his six-year contract extension with Indiana and accepted a buyout of just $540K that he was planning to coach again.
What I didn’t expect was that Wilson would coach next season, or that his next job would be on the level of a program like Ohio State. But if you’re good enough as an athlete or a coach, people are willing to overlook an awful lot — just look at the New England Patriots through the years.
Now it’ll be interesting to see if Urban Meyer lets Wilson do any radio spots or TV hits to try to generate some positive publicity around him. I’m sure there are a lot in the Ohio State media and fan base that have questions about this hire.
Wilson never spoke publicly during the resignation process, so it will be interesting to see what he says if he does indeed get that opportunity.