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As we reported yesterday, Indiana has scheduled a 4pm eastern press conference for a “major announcement regarding the future of the football program.”

No name is mentioned, but sources confirmed to NCAA Rumor Mill yesterday that Oklahoma offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson will be the new coach at Indiana.

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Sources tell NCAARumorMill that Oklahoma offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson will be introduced as Indiana’s head coach by athletic director Fred Glass during a press conference on Tuesday afternoon.

Wilson has been OU’s offensive coordinator since 2006, and has been with the Sooners since 2002. Wilson won the Broyles Award as the nation’s top assistant in 2008 when OU scored an NCAA record 716 points with Sam Bradford at quarterback.

Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star writes that San Diego State’s Brady Hoke would be a perfect fit at Bloomington, especially after his previous success at Ball State in Muncie, Ind.  Kravitz also notes that Mike Leach has been completely ruled out by Indiana.

Kravitz lists Ken Niumataololo (Navy), Troy Calhoun (Air Force), Al Golden (Temple), Jerry Kill (Northern Illinois) and Indianapolis native Kevin Sumlin (Houston) as additional options.

Indiana University Vice President and Director of Athletics Fred Glass will host a press conference to “discuss the future” of the Indiana University football program at 5pm ET today.

That’s usually press release code for “will officially fire the coach.”

Lynch and the Hoosiers defeated Purdue yesterday in overtime to win the Old Oaken Bucket, but evidently the rivalry win in the regular season finale wasn’t enough.

Terry Hutchens of the Indianapolis Star wonders whether Hoosiers coach Bill Lynch can survive an 83-20 loss to Wisconsin, and calls it one of the most embarassing losses in Indiana football history. The Hoosiers are 2-20 in the Big Ten during the last three seasons, and Lynch is under contract through the 2011 season.

Indiana athletic director Fred Glass has previously indicated that IU should honor its contracts, but said yesterday, “At the end of the season I’ll go back and look at all the games just like I do with all sports. This was obviously a very tough day. But as bad as it was, I expect our players will come back hard next week and get ready for Penn State.”

Andy Proffet of the Gary Post-Tribune writes that the speculation is swelling around Indiana coach Bill Lynch. The Hoosiers are 4-5 this season, and 0-5 in the Big Ten, despite a narrow loss to nationally ranked Iowa squad on Saturday.

Lynch took over prior to the 2007 after the passing of Terry Hoeppner. Lynch is 18-28 in 3+ years at Indiana.

Jeff Rabjohns of the Indianapolis Star writes that if 6-foot-9 Columbian basketball player Hanner Perea is unable to fulfill his verbal commitment to Baylor and Bears coach Scott Drew, Indiana could be a potential destination.  Perea’s AAU teammate, 7-foot center Peter Jurkin, has already committed to the Hoosiers. Perea is widely considered to be one of the top 25 players in the junior class. Earlier today, Jeff Goodman of FoxSports.com reported that Baylor’s recruitment of Perea is currently under investigation by the NCAA.