There will be a familiar face on the opposing sideline when Indiana kicks off the 2017 football season on next fall. A source close to the situation tells Crimson Quarry that Kevin Wilson will be named offensive coordinator at Ohio State — and an announcement could come as early as today.
He’ll replace Tim Beck on Urban Meyer’s staff, who’s departing to take the same position under Tom Herman at Texas. It’s unknown if Wilson will be the lone offensive coordinator for the Buckeyes, or if Ed Warinner will retain the co-Offensive coordinator title.
Wilson resigned from his position at Indiana following the 2016 season amidst player mistreatment allegations, though Fred Glass only cited “philosophical differences” in the reason for the departure. His last stint as offensive coordinator was at Oklahoma, where he won the 2008 Broyles Award as the top assistant in college football. He brought his wide-open, hurry-up offense to Bloomington, giving the Hoosiers a fun identity and eventually leading the program to back-to-back bowls for the first time in 25 years.
We’ll update this story as it continues to develop today.
UPDATE (11:00 am): Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports reports that Ryan Day will be added to the Ohio State staff as a QB coach. This move would likely be in addition to Wilson.
BREAKING - Former #49ers QB coach (and ex #BC OC) Ryan Day is expected to join #OhioState’s staff as a coordinator/QB coach.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 3, 2017