An Orlando-based website called Football Rumor Mill.com is reporting that multiple sources say Oklahoma offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson is in line for an interview with Indiana and that the job is “his to lose,” unless he screws up the interview.
Is this website credible? I have no idea. I just texted Fred Glass about it and he politely reminded me that he’s staying radio silent on all issues. I don’t trust or know the sources well enough to put in a newspaper story, but i think it’s worth discussing on the blog, and since we didn’t include Wilson in our initial list of candidates, this might be a good time to introduce him. A few pertinent points from his resume:
- Wilson has been at Oklahoma since 2002 and the offensive coordinator since 2006. That means he was responsible for the Oklahoma offense in 2008 that scored more than 60 points five times, an FBS record, and scored a record 716 points for the season. Sam Bradford won the Heisman Trophy for leading that group. Of course, it lost to Florida in the national championship game that year.
- Wilson has twice been a finalist for the Frank Broyles Award for the nation’s top assistant. He won it in 2008.
- The Sooners have been to a bowl every year he’s been on staff, including six BCS games.
- Wilson has Big Ten experience, spending three years under Randy Walker at Northwestern. He also coached under Walker at Miami (Ohio), where he was from 1990-98.
- As a positional coach, Wilson has worked with quarterbacks, offensive lineman, tight ends and fullbacks.
- Wilson is a native of Maiden, N.C. and a 1984 North Carolina graduate. Not sure of his exact age, but he graduated high school in 1980.