After news broke of Kevin WIlson’s dismissal at Indiana this afternoon, both current and former Wilson players spoke out en masse on Twitter about the coaches’ dismissal.
Dominique Booth, the former four-star WR out of Indianapolis who failed to gain ‘medical clearance’ this season but remained as a student coach, was the most outspoken on Twitter.
Amen— Dominique Booth (@3rzns) December 1, 2016
If y'all think one player can influence a decision like this, all I got is prayers for you.— Dominique Booth (@3rzns) December 1, 2016
Here was a tweet from Booth this morning, well prior to any news becoming public of a Wilson departure:
The man that holds his tongue, is as equal as the wicked to me.— Dominique Booth (@3rzns) December 1, 2016
IU linebacker Chris Covington tweeted support for Booth, but then deleted:
Former Oklahoma player Gabe Ikard came forward with a story of playing under Wilson, but followed this with tweets noting an overall positive experience of playing under the coach.
Kevin Wilson once ripped my buckled helmet off my head, spit on my jersey, & punched me in chest during practice.— Gabe Ikard (@GabeIkard) December 1, 2016
But the guy could coach.
Former IU walk-on Ty Smith, son of former baseball coach Tracy Smith:
I've been around many quality Coaches/People in my life and I can tell you from first hand experience... that man isn't in that category.— Ty Smith (@TySmith_IU21) December 1, 2016
Wilson’s supporters on Twitter, however, may have been more numerous.
Richard Lagow, who Wilson brought to IU to be his starting QB this season:
Wow— Richard Lagow (@RichardLagow) December 1, 2016
Former Hoosier DeAndre Herron
Crazy to see this about Coach Wilson! He was a good man that wanted everybody to be great. He was definitely for the players!— DeAndre Herron (@DHerron_BBF) December 1, 2016
IU Kicker Griffen Oakes
What the....— Griffin Oakes (@Griffin_Oakes) December 1, 2016
Former IU wideout Shane Wynn:
You fire a man that has brought the program back, went back to back, numerous NFL players. Over what? What someone said he did! That's crazy— Shane Wynn (@SHANEWYNN4) December 1, 2016
Former IU Reciever Isaiah Roundtree:
when that career doesnt pan out its hard as hell to look in the mirror. its much easier to point fingers.— Isaiah Roundtree (@iRoundtree15) December 1, 2016
Former IU DB Tim Bennett:
I think I can speak for all former IUFB player when I say this is some BULL— Coach Bennett (@T_dot_Bennett) December 1, 2016
Whoa— dimitric camiel (@MrCamiel77) December 1, 2016
"Everybody ain't able" https://t.co/E10hfsdmNi— Antwon Cook (@SweetD_JC) December 1, 2016
Interesting take here. pic.twitter.com/AWLJsL6TsX— Tried and True (@IUFB_Fans) December 1, 2016