Johns to lead wide receivers

Northwestern has confirmed that wide receivers coach Kevin Johns is leaving the program to be Indiana’s new wide receivers coach under coach Kevin Wilson.

Johns has been with the Wildcats for the past six seasons and was also an assistant at Northwestern from 1999-2001 when he worked with Wilson, then the offensive coordinator. Johns, a 1998 graduate of Dayton, was also a graduate assistant at Richmond from 2002-03.

Johns, who was also listed as the passing game coordinator at Northwestern, coached walk-on Zeke Markshausen to All-Big Ten honors last season and previously little known wideout Jeremy Ebert to the Big Ten receiving yardage title this year.


  1. I am impressed with the staff Coach Wilson is putting together. The fact that coaches from other Big Ten schools want to be a part of his staff is encouraging. These are not rookie coaches but coaches who have been in their current positions for awhile.

  2. Money talks and BS walks. IU is spending the money to get the coaches necessary to upgrade the team. In addition to the increase in salary, the cost of living in Evanston, IL is much higher than it is in Bloomington,IN.

    Aside from that, these coaches would not leave unless they thought they were going to be a part of something bigger and better. Johns must believe IU is going to surpass NW soon, and he wants to be a part of it. And I’ll bet Johns was concerned that his former boss would leave NW in the near future. NW’s head football coach is always going to be a stepping stone job.

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