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Report: Key Ohio State Assistant Leaving for Tulsa Head Coaching Job

Kevin Wilson, Ohio State Buckeyes Football

Tulsa reportedly hired Ohio State offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson as its next head coach. The official announcement is expected to be made on Tuesday.

Wilson is in his sixth season as the Buckeyes' offensive coordinator. He was hired by former coach Urban Meyer in 2017 and retained by Ryan Day when he took over in 2019.

This season, Ohio State ranks sixth in total offense with an average of 492.7 yards per game. The team is second in scoring offense, with 70 touchdowns and an average of 44.5 points per game. 

In 2021, the Buckeyes were ranked the No. 1 offense in points scored and yardage. 

The Tulsa job opened up after the university fired Philip Montgomery on Nov. 27. Montgomery went 5-7 this season, going 43-53 overall in eight years at Tulsa.

Wilson's decision brings him back to the state of Oklahoma, where he was previously the offensive coordinator at Oklahoma from 2002-2010.

He then spent six seasons as Indiana's head coach from 2011-2016, leading the team to back-to-back bowl games (2015, 2016) for the first time in 25 years.

Wilson will supposedly coach Ohio State through the College Football Playoffs. No. 4 Ohio State faces No. 1 Georgia in the Peach Bowl on Dec. 31.