Apparantly representatives from IU’s football program have been using Fuzzy’s charter jet and have made a few trips to Norman Oklahoma and one trip to Madison Wisconsin.
This of course leads to speculation that Indiana will be or already have attempted to hire Kevin Wilson, an Offensive Coordinator with Oklahoma, or possibly Wisconsin defensive coordinator David Doeren. Michigan State’s Offensive Coordinator Don Treadwell has also been interviewed according to ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg.
IU has never hired a college coordinator to be its head coach before. Cam Cameron and Sam Wyche were NFL assistant coaches when they were hired, everyone else was a head coach at a lower profile school or had been on staff like the most recent former IU coach, Bill Lynch.
In the NCAA, it’s not exactly the most popular way to go, but it’s not unprecedented. None of the current Big 10 universities have hired a coordinator from a seperate school as their current head coach, though Bo Pelini was a coordinator at LSU when Nebraska hired him . Of the 65 coaches in a BCS conference, only 9 were coordinators at a different university and had no head coaching experience when hired as head coach at their current universities.
|Paul Rhoads||Iowa State||12||13||0.480|
|Dan Mullen||Mississippi St||13||11||0.542|