On Monday, the Colorado State search was trending toward former Tennessee head coach Butch Jones. In fact, we were told a deal was being negotiated.
However, sources told FootballScoop that the search has taken a late turn, and former Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson now has a very good shot at being offered the job.
If Colorado State can reach an agreement with either Jones or Wilson, a formal announcement could be made as soon as later today.
Of note: Urban Meyer advised Colorado State and, sources say, sat in on meetings as a representative of the Rams.
Wilson, 58, went 26-47 in six seasons as the head coach at Indiana from 2011-16. Prior to that, he was a pioneer of the spread, up-tempo offense. as Northwestern's offensive coordinator from 1999-01 and Oklahoma's offensive coordinator from 2002-10. After Indiana, Wilson spent two seasons on Meyer's staff at Ohio State and continued with Ryan Day as the offensive coordinator.
We will update as more becomes clear. In the meantime, stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest.