Kevin Wilson has reportedly been fired as the Indiana head coach after six seasons in Bloomington.
Kevin Wilson is out as the head coach at Indiana after six seasons, per a report by the Indianapolis Star.
It is a surprise move considering the improvement that the Hoosiers had shown under Wilson’s guidance, winning six games and becoming bowl eligible the last two seasons. Before Wilson had arrived in Bloomington, the Hoosiers’ last time making a bowl game two straight seasons was in 1990-91.
The reason for the dismissal is unknown at this time, but a source told Terry Hutchens that it was due to an off-the-field issue. In addition, Mark Schlabach has stated that a former Indiana player told ESPN that he, along with at least five other players, were interviewed about Wilson’s treatment of players.
Wilson signed a six-year deal worth $2.55 million this past January after leading the Hoosiers to the Pinstripe Bowl, which they lost to Duke 44-41 in overtime. The momentum from the bowl game seemed to carry into this season, in which the Hoosiers started 3-1, including a win over then-No. 17 Michigan State. Indiana also played tight contests with Michigan and Penn State before ultimately falling off in the second half of each contest.
The university is set to hold a press conference on Thursday evening at 6 pm ET. If fired, Wilson will finish his tenure at Indiana with a 26-47 overall record, including 12-37 in conference play.