BILL POLIAN, NFL Executive:
"Over the years we have developed the highest regard for Coach Stoops and the Oklahoma program. We know that Coach Wilson brings the most solid of values and implementation with him from OU. In addition, we had the pleasure of drafting Brody Eldridge and saw first hand how fundamentally sound and well prepared he was. I am certain that is a direct reflection of what Coach Wilson did with the OU offense. I think Hoosier fans will be excited about the total program and offensive approach that Coach Wilson will bring to Bloomington. We wish him the best in his new position."
BILL MALLORY, Former IU Head Football Coach (1984-96):
"I know about Kevin through his relationship with Randy Walker, who was like a son to me. Randy had the greatest respect for Kevin and he really thought he was an excellent coach. Kevin has a tremendous coaching background and is a good, quality coach and person."
BOB STOOPS, Oklahoma Head Football Coach:
"We want to thank Kevin for his role in helping our program win six Big 12 Championships in nine years. His attention to detail, innovation and ability to develop players to their fullest ability helped us remain a strong program. Our offenses have been effective because they're multiple and dynamic, and yet loyal to the basic football principles of being physical and fundamentally sound. By going to Indiana, Kevin returns to a region of the country and a conference that he knows very well. He'll have a solid plan for the football program there and the dedication required to carry it out. Kevin, Angie and the entire Wilson family leave with our gratitude for a job well done with the Sooners, and our best wishes for continued success with the Hoosiers."
SAM BRADFORD, St. Louis Rams Quarterback, 2010 No. 1 Overall Pick:
SEAN PAYTON, New Orleans Saints Head Coach:
"Coach Wilson is a great coach. Playing in his system definitely prepared me for the NFL and what I am doing right now. If you look at what he did with our offense at Oklahoma, it speaks volumes about the coach he is. He has a great feel for offense, is a people person and has a great personality. He will have a lot of success at Indiana and is a great hire."
"Having worked with Kevin at Miami (Ohio) for two years (1994-95) while he was offensive coordinator and offensive line coach, I know that he takes the job as head coach at Indiana University prepared with tremendous experience, and an understanding of what is required to be successful."
KIRK HERBSTREIT, ESPN College Football Analyst:
"I've been following Kevin in his career for a long time. The interesting thing about this marriage between Kevin and Indiana is his background with Randy Walker at Miami (Ohio) and Northwestern. Kevin is very familiar with the Big Ten and the Midwest, spending time there before moving on to a dominate program like Oklahoma. He's grown so much at Oklahoma, too. When you combine his knowledge, his background and his ability to recruit; I think it's a perfect fit for what IU is looking for."
ANTWAAN RANDLE EL, Former NFL Wide Receiver & Hoosier Great:
"With being at Oklahoma for nine years, he knows exactly what it takes to win. Add in his previous experience coaching and playing in the Midwest, and I think he has the right combination to make a nice fit for Indiana. He has some A-pluses in many of the categories that administrators and IU fans would like to see."
TRENT GREEN, Former NFL & IU Quarterback:
"I'm excited for the future of Indiana Football and what Kevin Wilson brings to the university. His background as a coach, his ability to develop student-athletes and his strong family values make him an excellent candidate to lead the Hoosiers."
DAVIN JOSEPH, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Guard:
"When you play for Coach Wilson, your best is expected at all times. Excuses are few and far between. I've played for some great offensive line coaches, but he is the best I've played for as a complete person. Not only is he a great coach, but a great father, a great friend and a great person. He really pushed me. Challenged me as a player, challenged me as a student; all to make me a complete person. Since then he's always had a special place in my heart."
BRODY ELDRIDGE, Indianapolis Colts Tight End:
"IU Fans should get excited because a great coach is coming to town and he is going to do great things there. Coach Wilson deserves a lot of the credit for where I am now."