As Landon Turner Overdrive noted on Twitter and I then took and ran with, a charter plane left Indianapolis this morning, traveled to Norman, Oklahoma and has just now landed back in Indianapolis.
It arrived at 11:12 a.m.
Every indication is that Oklahoma offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson was on that plane. This could be the final part of the interview process, as he tours Indiana’s facilities and perhaps meets with others around campus.
1:25 p.m. UPDATE: The plane is headed back to Norman. Scheduled for a 3:10 p.m. liftoff.
Also, there were rumors of a 3 p.m. team meeting. That meeting is not going on, at least not as scheduled, Dustin is reporting.
3:29 p.m. UPDATE: Zoeller’s plane is headed to New Jersey. Probably safe to say not being used today for IU-related matter.
4:05 p.m. UPDATE: The plane scheduled to head back to Norman from Indianapolis has not left, nearly an hour after its scheduled departure.
5:34 p.m. UPDATE: The plane has taken flight for Norman.
6:18 p.m. UPDATE: Dustin Dopirak here, After a mostly fruitless four-hour stakeout of Memorial Stadium, and a visit to Bryan House that took longer than it should have because I didn’t really know where it was, there is one thing I can say with absolute certainty. It’s really, really freaking cold today.
As several others have including the Tulsa World have already reported, I can confirm that there was a meeting with Wilson. I can’t confirm this for certain, but a source indicated that the talks may have occurred entirely in Indianapolis and did not come to campus, or at least not to the athletic department’s headquarters in the North End Zone Facility at Memorial Stadium. (Which might explain why staking that out didn’t work). Online outlets have reported that Wilson to Indiana is a done deal, but there is still no official confirmation that there has been any sort of signed agreement. Direct knowledge of the interview and any negotiations has been limited to a select few in the department, but staffers have been notified to be prepared in the event of a hire.
At this point, I would be extremely surprised if this ended any other way, but again, there has been no official confirmation that it is finished.
6:39 p.m. UPDATE: Hugh again. Two sources are indicating a team meeting has been scheduled for tomorrow.