The revamping of the top of Urban Meyer‘s offensive coaching staff is nearly complete.
With Tim Beck leaving OSU “to pursue other opportunities” — Texas later confirmed that he was taking over as the Longhorns’ offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach — the Buckeyes announced Tuesday that long-time Chip Kelly protegé Ryan Day had been hired as quarterbacks coach. Subsequent to that, SBNation‘s Crimson Quarry first reported that former Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson was set to join Meyer as his coordinator. The Wilson hiring, while not yet announced by the program, was seconded by FOXSports.com‘s Bruce Feldman.
According to Feldman, Wilson met with OSU today. An official announcement from the university is expected as early as Wednesday.
ICYMI our big fun scoop, Kevin Wilson is heading to Ohio State. https://t.co/Ngg0k8mIkx
— CRIMSON QUARRY (@crimsonquarry) January 3, 2017
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 4, 2017
Ed Warriner served as the Buckeyes’ other co-coordinator. He’s expected to remain on Meyer’s staff as offensive line coach.
Wilson was fired as IU’s coach under a cloud of controversy in early December. Prior to his first head-coaching job, Wilson was viewed as one of the brightest offensive minds in the game, first as the coordinator at Northwestern (1999-2001) and then Oklahoma (2002-10). That offensive prowess continued on with the Hoosiers.