Tech Search Goes Through...Oklahoma?

Joe DeForest and Gunter Brewer were early names in the Louisiana Tech Coaching Search Spotlight. Now, the new name could be the biggest name yet.

Kevin Wilson

His bio from Oklahoma's official website says it all:

"Coaching Accomplishments • In 2008, he coordinated the most prolific offense in the history of college football and was rewarded with the 2008 Broyles Award. It was the first in the modern era to record more than 700 points and 60 or more points in five straight games, and the first ever to include a 4,000-yard passer and two 1,000-yard rushers. The unit was led by Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford.

• Oversaw the 2007 offense that led the nation in passing efficiency. Scoring offense was second in the conference while ranking No. 5 nationally with 42.3 points per game. OU topped the 40-point mark eight times. Total offense ranked No. 19 nationally. All three regular tight ends (Eldridge, Finley, Gresham) received Big 12 honors. " learned late Tuesday night from a source in Oklahoma that Kevin Wilson could be a serious candidate for the Head Coach position at Louisiana Tech.

After learning that Auburn's Gus Malzahn and possibly Arizona's Sonny Dykes have turned the job down, it seems unlikely that the Offensive Coordinator at Oklahoma would be interested. Wilson made $395,000 last year; more than both Dykes and Malzahn. Oklahoma is one of the top ten programs in the country.

Wilson reportedly wants to be a head coach and could be looking to get out from under the shadow of a big name in Bob Stoops. If he is hired, it would be a huge coup for Louisiana Tech.

Joe DeForest, Associate Head Coach at Oklahoma State, was first mentioned as a possibility for the job by DeForest has popped up on the radar this week and Gunter Brewer, recently demoted to quarterbacks coach at Oklahoma State, could be a choise to be DeForest's offensive Coordinator.

Todd Monken has been a strong candidate for the job since the beginning. Monken could also be a candidate for the offensive coordinator job under DeForest. The two worked together at Oklahoma State from 2002-2004.

Former LSU recruiting wiz could be a part of the staff for either Monken or DeForrst. Henson was also at Oklahoma State earlier in his career and is now the Co-Offensive Line Coach at Missouri.

Other names making their way through the rumor mill on Tuesday were Steve Kragthorpe and Tyrone Nix. Kragthorpe completely turned around Tulsa while Nix is one of the most respected cooordinators in the country.

Louisiana Tech Defensive Coordinator Tommy Spangler remains a candidate for the top job, but could be considered a candidate to stay at Tech under a new coach. Spangler totally revamped a Bulldog defense that was key in the 2008 season that saw Tech finish with eight wins including an Independence Bowl victory over Northern Illinois.

The new name for Wednesday in "As Tech Turns" is Kevin Wilson. Can Louisiana Tech bring in a coordinator from one of the biggest programs in the country. Wislon won the Broyles Award and set all kinds of offensive records at Oklahoma.

Stay tuned, it's just now getting interesting.

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