Well, it looks like things will be happening in Bloomington, Indiana tonight.
Indiana University will announce the dismissal of football coach Kevin Wilson at a news conference at 6 this evening, according to sources in the athletic department.
Wilson is 26-47 in six years at the helm of the Hoosiers, and is coming off a 6-6 season. The Hoosiers also signed Wilson to a six-year extension earlier this year.
However, it looks like this isn't about on-the-field performance:
From what were hearing, not about wins and losses On my way to Bloomington now https://t.co/hfI6OgjPKp— Brian Bennett (@BennettESPN) December 1, 2016
A source has told me it is because of an off the field issue but that's all I've heard— Terry Hutchens (@IndySportsHutch) December 1, 2016
@BarrettSallee unfortunately, I dont think anyone is going to like the reason.— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) December 1, 2016
ESPN columnist Mark Schlabach is the first one to report something solid on the firing; it sounds like a Tim Beckman situation:
Former Indiana player told ESPN on Thursday that he & at least 5 other IU players interviewed about Wilson's treatment of players— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) December 1, 2016
Former IU player suffered concussion in practice b4 '15 season. His father said son was rushed back to workouts & symptoms went "haywire"— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) December 1, 2016
And this from the editor of the Indiana student newspaper:
Smith says team told him he had bruise in back. He went to a doctor and was told it was a blood clot. Wilson still pressured to play #ifub— Brody Miller (@byBrodyMiller) December 1, 2016
And this from former player Gabe Ikard:
Kevin Wilson once ripped my buckled helmet off my head, spit on my jersey, & punched me in chest during practice.— Gabe Ikard (@GabeIkard) December 1, 2016
But the guy could coach.
Not looking for for Wilson as something like this could make blackball him from the sport.
According to Steven Godfrey of sbnation.com, Indiana will make defensive coordinator Tom Allen its interim head coach.