Doesn't seem like a "natural fit", but I spose if a guy in his mid-fifties wants to "go for it", there's only gonna be so many chances. Nielson is an Iowa guy, and has coached college teams in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa and now S.Dakota.Kent State: Sources tell us that primary target Bob Nielson, the head coach at the University of South Dakota, has been offered the job. We’re told it is not a done deal at this time. Nielson led USD to an 8-5 record this year, losing in the FCS playoffs to Sam Houston State in the second round. Nielson has been at South Dakota since 2016, and prior to that was at Western Illinois (16-21 overall), and was very successful at Minnesota Duluth (100-26 overall with two perfect 15-0 national title seasons) from 1999-2012.
Would selfishly be glad to see USD have to "start over"!!