In­di­ana coach Wil­son re­signs sud­denly af­ter six sea­sons

Baltimore Sun - - WEATHER - By Michael Marot

BLOOMINGTON, IND. — In­di­ana foot­ball coach Kevin Wil­son abruptly re­signed Thurs­day, less than a week af­ter the Hoosiers be­came bowl-el­i­gi­ble for the sec­ond straight sea­son.

Ath­letic direc­tor Fred Glass made the an­nounce­ment dur­ing a hastily ar­ranged news con­fer­ence and cited “philo­soph­i­cal dif­fer­ences” with Wil­son. There were re­ports that Wil­son had pushed play­ers to re­turn from in­jury and Glass said the mat­ter was looked into by a law firm hired by the uni­ver­sity.

“I un­der­stand there’s been a lot of back-and-forth about for­mer play­ers and those sorts of things,” he said. “I’ll just tell you we have no out­stand­ing claims of med­i­cal cases.”

Glass also said no po­ten­tial NCAA vi­o­la­tions were in­volved. He said he and Wil­son met early Thurs­day and con­tin­ued a dis­cus­sion they’d been hav­ing “for a few weeks,” with both con­clud­ing a change was needed.

“There is no smok­ing gun or sin­gle pre­cip­i­tat­ing event that led to where we are to­day,” Glass said.

De­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor Tom Allen was pro­moted to take Wil­son’s job, ef­fec­tive im­me­di­ately. That at least avoids a coach­ing search even as In­di­ana (6-6, 4-5 Big Ten Con­fer­ence) waits to find out which bowl game it will play in.

Wil­son went 26-47 in six sea­sons.

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