Tulsa’s Kevin Wilson To Remain With Ohio State Through Playoff

Tulsa’s Kevin Wilson To Remain With Ohio State Through Playoff

While Ohio State offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson was officially introduced as the new head coaching at Tulsa on Tuesday, Wilson will continue with the Buckeyes throughout their College Football Playoff run. Wilson stated that he would be working through two games and would like to have the opportunity to do so. “I’m standing here because of the success of our team and I think it’s my obligation to finish up with that team and give that team a chance to chase a national championship.”

The move brings to mind former offensive coordinator Tom Herman, who accepted the head coaching job at American Athletic Conference program (Houston) in December 2014 but stayed with Ohio State on the way to the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship.

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Similarly, the Buckeyes were the fourth-ranked team in the country at the time, knocking off No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Oregon on their way to the title. They will face No. 1 Georgia in the Peach Bowl on Dec. 31 and could face No. 2 Michigan or No. 3 TCU won the championship with a win.

Wilson who got emotional talking about his soon to be former Ohio State , players. He plans to be a part of as much bowl preparation in Columbus as possible. He will continue to recruit for Tulsa, but he was also doing it on behalf of the Buckeyes before he accepted the job Monday.

” The plan would be to work full throttle here, once we get past this bowl scenario,” Wilson stated. “Hopefully, we will play a game Jan. 9…. You want your children (and) players to learn how to finish. I thank the administration at both places for giving me a chance to finish and do my darnedest to be a part of it.”

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