Sources: Indiana's firing of Kevin Wilson not due to performance

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The news that Indiana will part ways with head coach Kevin Wilson comes at a surprising time given the relative resurgence of the Hoosier program. However, 247Sports has learned from multiple sources that the dismissal is not related to Indiana's on-field performance.

Indiana has a team meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m., per 247Sports' Steve Wiltfong, and a press conference to follow. 

ESPN reports that several former Indiana players were probed about Wilson's treatment of players. 

Wilson led Indiana to back-to-back 6-6 regular seasons in the past two years and the program is poised to accept its first back-to-back bowl berths since the 1991 season. The Hoosiers in January extended Wilson's contract through 2021. 

In six years in Bloomington, the 55-year-old Wilson has a 26-47 record. Before being hired by Indiana, Wilson was a successful offensive coordinator at Oklahoma. 

Steve Wiltfong contributed to this report

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Barton Simmons has been involved in college football and recruiting since 2000, first as a player and then as a reporter and analyst. As a player, he was a two-time All-Ivy League safety at Yale before... Full Bio

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