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New coaches at Indiana, Minnesota, Colorado

Indiana introduced Kevin Wilson as its new head coach on Tuesday during a press conference in Bloomington.

Wilson was an assistant at Oklahoma under Bob Stoops for nine seasons. Wilson was in charge of the offensive line for four seasons and tight ends and fullbacks for the last five seasons. Judging by Oklahoma's success, Wilson is obviously a great offensive mind and played a big part in the Sooners' prolific offenses under Stoops.

"We're ready to build our program," Wilson said at Tuesday's press conference. "We're ready to build something special. It's a process. It's a daily process. It's a winning process."

Wilson's also talked about the need for Indiana to build a defense, which is essential to winning in the Big Ten. Wilson has an offensive background and Indiana has had some good offensive players over the past few seasons, but Wilson knows a strong defense is the key.

Indiana fired Bill Lynch on Nov. 28 after a 5-7 season.

Minnesota hired Jerry Kill as its new head coach. Kill was introduced Monday at a press conference.

Kill has had successful head coaching stints at Saginaw Valley, Southern Illinois and most recently at Northern Illinois. Northern Illinois played in the MAC title game last Friday, losing to Miami (Ohio). Kill was 23-16 in three seasons at Northern Illinois, including three bowl appearances.

The Golden Gophers fired Tim Brewster during the season, Minnesota finished 2010 with a 3-9 record.

Colorado hired Washington Redskins assistant Jon Embree as its new head coach. Embree was introduced Monday at a press conference.

Embree was a tight end for Colorado in the mid-1980s.

Joining Embree will be another former Colorado player, Eric Bieniemy, who will be the offensive coordinator.

Colorado fired Dan Hawkins during the season after a 19-39 record in five seasons.


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