Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Former UNC player named coach at Indiana

Update: Hoosiers give new coach 7-year contract

Oklahoma offensive coordinator and former North Carolina player Kevin Wilson will be the new head coach Indiana, according to ESPN and various news outlets in Oklahoma and Indiana.

The 49-year-old Maiden, N.C., native had some support for the UNC job when Butch Davis was hired in 2006.

Wilson, a lineman and linebacker, played for the Tar Heels during the early 1980s under Dick Crum. He began as a walk-on after a standout prep career at Fred T. Foard High.

Previously, Wilson worked on the staffs at Miami of Ohio, Northwestern, N.C. A&T and Winston-Salem State.

The Hoosiers fired former coach Bill Lynch after his team finished 5-7 overall and 1-7 in the Big Ten. Lynch was 19-30 overall, 6-26 in Big Ten games in four seasons.

Wilson joined the Oklahoma staff in 2002 as the offensive line coach. He was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2006.

-- Caulton Tudor


Anonymous said...

This guy will be Butch Davis's replacement after next season. UNC will want to "go back inside the family" after Butch goes 0-5 vs. NC State and has them on Probation. Kevin will have 1 year of Head Coaching experience at a BCS school (just like Matt Doherty did coaching Notre Dame basketball) and will be starry-eyed at the idea of being the head man at his home state alma-mater. These reasons will also mean he won't cost as much which will also work in his favor. Good Luck Kevin, enjoy your 1 year internship at IU.

Anonymous said...

Well, I wouldn't be so sure about that. If IU doesn't want to release Wilson after only one year, is the Rams Club going to buy-out the remaining 6 years of his contract at IU to allow him to move to UNC?

That might get a little pricey, even for the Rams Club (Educational Foundation) to foot the bill for.