Frank Wilson: When I think of Frank Wilson, I think of Mike Tomlin, who spent only one year as a coordinator before landing the Pittsburgh Steelers’ head coaching job. Both coaches are pure leaders with engaging personalities. Wilson has coached under Ed Orgeron, Lane Kiffin, Larry Fedora, and Hugh Freeze, who offered Wilson the offensive coordinator job at Ole Miss, but Wilson decided to stay at LSU. Wilson actually interviewed for the head coaching job at Ole Miss before Freeze landed the job. There’s a reason why Les Miles is paying Wilson $600,000 to serve as the running backs / recruiting coordinator / associate head coach: He’s the single most valuable coach in the country that you want coordinating (literally) your recruiting efforts. As Tony Barnhart said this morning on The Tim Brando Show, “What team in America has guys like Alfred Blue and Kenny Hilliard as their two, three, and four running backs?” That’s easy – a group coached by Frank Wilson.
I would be upset if we lost Frank in the near future. He is very vital to the success of this team. Good write up.