After six hours of interviews in Indianapolis Monday, Indiana University athletic director Fred Glass got his man.
University of Oklahoma offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson will be named the new IU football coach today at a 4 p.m. press conference in Bloomington, according to a person close to the Indiana football program.
Wilson replaces Bill Lynch, who was fired Nov. 28 one day after leading IU over Purdue in the Old Oaken Bucket game. Lynch was 19-30 in four seasons as the IU head coach.
The news Monday night came just an hour after Wilson had met with reporters at an airport in Norman, Okla., confirming that he had been interviewed but saying that no job had been offered.
Earlier in the evening, an Oklahoma television station, quoting sources close to the Oklahoma program, had said Wilson was taking the IU job.
Wilson told Oklahoma beat reporters in the early evening that he spent the day in Indianapolis and never made it down to Bloomington. He said there was interest on both sides but that the job hadn’t yet been offered.
“I talked to them,’’ Wilson told The Oklahoman. “We’ll see where it goes. Nothing’s final yet.’’
Sources say negotiations continued later in the day.
Wilson has had great success in leading Oklahoma’s high-powered offenses.