OU notebook: Kevin Wilson asked about Indiana

By Jake Trotter, Staff Writer, jtrotter@opubco.com Modified: December 5, 2010 at 11:09 pm •  Published: December 5, 2010
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Shortly after Saturday night's 23-20 Big 12 Championship win over Nebraska, Oklahoma offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson addressed the reports he's interviewed for the head coaching job at Indiana.


Well, he sort of addressed them.

Asked if he “has interviewed or plans to interview” with Indiana, Wilson replied, “We'll see. I don't know. It's the time of the year where you're getting through the last game. I mean, this was a big game. This was Celtics-Lakers for the last time. Or the Cowboys-Redskins. We needed this game for the school, for the program, for the state.

“Always this time of year maybe there's a chance for something. But when you get into the postseason you don't want to … The most important thing is winning this game.”

Pressed further, Wilson was asked if he could interview this week.

“We've got some recruiting stuff. We'll just see,” he said. “I don't really do a bunch of networking. We'll see if anything happens.”

Has he had any contact with anyone from the Hoosier administration?

“We'll just kind of see the way it goes,” he said. “Now that the season is over if there's an opportunity … I'm just lucky I get to work with some great kids and great coaches. If anything happens, it does. But I've gotten to a point where I'm pretty excited and happy to do what I do. It's a great gig.”

Wilson has been widely speculated as a leading candidate at Indiana, which last week fired coach Bill Lynch. ESPN.com reported Wilson is considered one of Indiana's top candidates, along with Michigan State offensive coordinator Don Treadwell, and that Wilson met with Indiana officials on Friday.

OU coach Bob Stoops said that report wasn't true, and that Wilson had not interviewed or been contacted for the Indiana coaching job. A private jet did take off from Indianapolis on Friday and landed at OU's Westheimer Airport at 8:35 a.m., though it is not known who was aboard.

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