ESPN Big Ten blogger Adam Rittenberg reports that the Indiana Hoosiers will name Oklahoma offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson head coach at a press conference later today. This is confirmed by the Indiana Daily Student, who reports that IU athletic director Fred Glass has confirmed this report.
Indiana decided to not extend an extension to former head coach Bill Lynch after the conclusion of another disappointing season for the Hoosiers on the football field. Wilson was one of the candidates for the job and many seem to feel a head coaching opportunity is long overdue for the long time coordinator and assistant. Wilson has been an offensive coordinator at Miami, Northwestern and Oklahoma.
With Indiana set to formally introduce their new football coach, here is an updated look at the coaching carousel for the college football season. I expect we will still see a coach or two added to the outgoing list before all is said and done.
Ball State, Kent State, Miami and Vanderbilt are all looking for a new coach right now. The vacancy in Miami is the most attractive of the current openings right now but it seems as though the Jon Gruden rumors have finally settled. Gruden publicly stated he would not be taking the job despite what the Internet speculation was saying within hours after Randy Shannon was relieved of his duties with the Hurricanes.
When a coach is named a successor or loses his job we will revist this board at the appropriate time.