Outgoing Oklahoma offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson sounds like a guy who is “outgone.”
As the question of whether Wilson will coordinate OU’s offense in the Fiesta Bowl against Connecticut hangs for a couple more days/hours, consider the new Indiana head coach’s comments Thursday to Terry Hutchens of the Indianapolis Star: “My expectation is not to be there.”
Presumably, “there” is the Fiesta Bowl with the Sooners.
“My expectation is (Oklahoma’s) seniors and players deserve to win this game,” Wilson told the Indy Star. “If my being there can help us win that game and can be a positive, I’d be glad to do it. But the Oklahoma program is based on the thought that the program is bigger than any one person.
“So it wouldn’t be about me being there, but rather about this team winning this game.”
More from Wilson:
On the possibility of “helping out” but not handling the offensive coordinator duties:
“I want to wait and see what (OU coach Bob Stoops is) thinking in terms of the coordinator position. In the coordinator role it would be different than if I was just helping out by coaching my position, which was the tight ends and fullbacks. Maybe being a guy with ideas versus doing the daily processing and the daily game-planning.
“That would give me a chance to do some of my duties here behind the scenes and completing the staff and working with recruits. That way maybe I wouldn’t be worn too thin in the prep time.”
Sounds like it’s likely Wilson won’t be calling plays at the Fiesta Bowl, either because he’s devoting most of his time to assembling a staff at Indiana while consulting for the Sooners or because he’s already entrenched in Bloomington.
Read Hutchens’ entire article here.