Former UNC player in line as Hoosiers head coach

Staff writerDecember 7, 2010 

Oklahoma offensive coordinator and former North Carolina player Kevin Wilson will be the new head football coach at Indiana, according to ESPN and various news outlets in Oklahoma and Indiana.

The 49-year-old Maiden, N.C. native had some support for the Carolina job when Butch Davis was hired after the 2006 season.

Wilson, a lineman and linebacker, played for the Tar Heels during the early ‘80s under Dick Crum. He began as a walk-on after a standout prep career at Fred T. Foard High.

The Hoosiers have given Wilson a seven-year contract worth $1.2 million per year, the Associated Press reports.

Previously, Wilson worked on the staffs at Miami of Ohio, Northwestern, N.C. A&T and Winston-Salem State.

The Hoosiers fired former coach Bill Lynch after his team finished 5-7 overall and 1-7 in the Big Ten. Lynch had 19-30 overall, 6-26 Big Ten records in four seasons.

Wilson joined the Oklahoma staff in 2002 as the offensive line coach. He was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2006.

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