After head coach Jeff Choate left Montana State for a co-coordinator job on the Texas staff under Steve Sarkisian, the Bobcats have had a number of quality coaches interested in taking over a team that is coming off an 11-4 season and appearance in the FCS semis last year.
Multiple reports, including Skyline Sports yesterday, shared that Oregon linebackers coach Ken Wilson is a leading candidate for the job. Wilson recently "vaulted into the mix" the report shared.
Sources tell FootballScoop that a deal could be done in the next day or two.
Wilson has spent the last two years in Eugene on Mario Cristobal's staff, and has deep ties in the region.
He previously served on staff at Nevada under Chris Ault in a variety of roles, including as associate head coach. He coached at Nevada from 1989-95 before getting into administration for a few years as an assistant athletic director for sports services at Nevada. When Ault came out of retirement in 2004, Wilson returned to the sidelines.
In 2012, he left Nevada to join Mike Leach's staff at Washington State, where he ironically stepped in for Jeff Choate, who had just left to join the Florida staff.
Now, Wilson looks to be in line to follow Choate once again, this time as a head coach.
Back in mid-January, both Montana and Montana State announced that they would play a modified spring football season, and will forego a the Big Sky Conference's scheduled spring championship season.
Stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest.
Update> Sources confirm Wilson and Montana State are in "negotiation" type discussions this morning; however, there is a very real chance Wilson could opt to remain at Oregon. Will update when more is clear...
Update >>Bruce Feldman tweets that Wilson is opting to stay at Oregon, and will likely be tabbed co-defensive coordinator.