You don't want him as an OC, Syracuse & NCSU have tried it and it has not worked out. Honestly, I think he has reached his plateau for coaching.That sounds like less than a done deal, but man, on a very good staff that would be the best hire by a country mile. Absolute grand slam to get him as something other than OC.
And this is a good example of the way to think about "bleeds orange and blue" alum hires. If you're doing it right, them having gone to Illinois is OUR pitch to THEM, not the other way around.