As college football is in the midst of its silly season with coaching changes happening across the country, one rumor that had been floated is that Ohio State Buckeyes running back coach Tony Alford was connected to the recently opened head coaching job at his alma mater, Colorado State Rams. Previous head coach Mike Bobo left Fort Collins after going 4-8 in 2019.
However, according to Football Scoop, there is an Ohio State offensive coach rumored to be in the running to replace Bobo — now the offensive coordinator at South Carolina — but it’s not Alford, it is co-offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson.
Sources tell FootballScoop Butch Jones remains a strong candidate; but we very well could see Kevin Wilson as the next head coach at Colorado State. The update….https://t.co/KFis4slvJU— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) December 10, 2019
Wilson has been at Ohio State since 2017 after serving as the head coach for the Indiana Hoosiers from 2011-16. Though he turned the team around to a certain degree and got the Hoosiers bowl eligible in his final two seasons, Wilson left Bloomington in controversy amid accusations that he mistreated players and forced them to play despite injuries.
A friend of then-Ohio State coach Urban Meyer, Wilson joined the Buckeyes coaching staff as the OC and tight ends coach. According to the report, Wilson is in contention with former Tennessee head coach and current Alabama assistant Butch Jones.
We will keep you updated as more becomes known about the situation.