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 â€œhas interviewed or plans to interviewâ€ with Indiana, Wilson replied, â€œWe'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.
â€œAlways this time of year maybe there's a chance for something. But when you get into the postseason you don't want to â€¦ The most important thing is winning this game.â€
Pressed further, Wilson was asked if he could interview this week.
â€œWe've got some recruiting stuff. We'll just see,â€ he said. â€œI don't really do a bunch of networking. We'll see if anything happens.â€
Has he had any contact with anyone from the Hoosier administration?
â€œWe'll just kind of see the way it goes,â€ he said. â€œNow that the season is over if there's an opportunity â€¦ 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.â€
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.
Wilson has several ties to Indiana and the Big Ten. He was an offensive coordinator in the conference at Northwestern from 1999-2001 before joining the staff at OU. Wilson also was very close to Terry Hoeppner, who passed away while Indiana's head coach in 2007. The two coached together at Miami (Ohio).
Travis Lewis' two fumble recoveries against Nebraska surprisingly were the first two of his career. ... With his 47-yard reception in the third quarter, Ryan Broyles surpassed Mark Clayton as OU's career receiving yards and single-season receiving yards leader. Broyles finished the night with three receptions for 61 yards to give him 3,259 career receiving yards and 1,452 on the season. ... Quarterback Landry Jones now has 371 completions this season, breaking the OU single-season completions record. Current OU quarterbacks coach Josh Heupel previously held the record with 349 completions in 1999. Jones has 632 career completions, second all-time at OU and only trailing Heupel (654). ... Defensive end/tackle Pryce Macon became only the ninth Sooner ever to finish a game with at least five tackles for loss. ... Wideout Kenny Stills now owns the Sooner record for receiving yards in a season by a freshman with 709. Stills passed Broyles' 678-yard season in 2007. ... Stanford's Jim Harbaugh voted OU No. 5 in the final coaches poll. He was the only coach to have the Sooners in his top five. Colorado State's Steve Fairchild, Temple's Al Golden and Boise State's Chris Petersen all had the Sooners No. 12, the lowest coaches poll votes OU received.