Kevin Wilson talks about decision to leave Ohio State
Fox college football analyst RJ Young caught up with former Ohio State offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson earlier Monday on his “Number One College Football Show.” Young asked Wilson a variety of questions, including why he decided to leave Ohio State to become the head coach at Tulsa.
Young specifically asked the former offensive coordinator “Why would you leave one of the best assistant coaching jobs in the world at Ohio State to run the smallest (Football Bowl Subdivision) program in the country.” Wilson had nothing but good things to say about Buckeyes and his time in Columbus.
“I had a great job, Wilson said. “Having been a head coach prior at Indiana, I tried to be a great assistant coach at Ohio State. I tried to do the job that was asked and to be a good teammate and tried to be someone who brought something to the table.”
Basically, Wilson answered the question about why he decided to move on by saying the opportunity to be a head coach doesn’t come along that often. After weighing the pros and cons and considering his age, Wilson decided to take one more stab at being the man in charge. You can listen to the full segment below from Young’s Twitter feed.
.@RJ_Young talks with new @TulsaFootball HC Kevin Wilson on leaving Ohio State to become the next head coach for the Golden Hurricanes ⬇️
"I thought I had one good swing to lead a program and to make an impact." pic.twitter.com/eggLuRyylL
— The Number One College Football Show (@numberoneshow) February 20, 2023
Wilson was quick to share that even though Tulsa is small, it has a history of success. The past few seasons haven’t been the best for the Golden Hurricane, but Wilson is banking on his experience and connections from his time in the Big Ten to help turn the tide.
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