Indiana Officially Announces Kalen DeBoer Hired as Associate Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator

Indiana Officially Announces Kalen DeBoer Hired as Associate Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator

IU Athletics Release

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana head football coach Tom Allen announced today the hiring of Kalen DeBoer as associate head coach and offensive coordinator. A three-time national champion head coach at the University of Sioux Falls (2006, 2008-09) and veteran play-caller of 19 years, DeBoer comes to Bloomington after stints as assistant head coach and offensive coordinator at Fresno State University (2017-18), and offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Eastern Michigan University (2014-16).

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Nerves Don’t Vanquish Indiana Quarterback Jack Tuttle’s Hatred of Losing

Nerves Don’t Vanquish Indiana Quarterback Jack Tuttle’s Hatred of Losing

Written by Nathan Comp

As one of the newest men on campus, Utah transfer quarterback Jack Tuttle is still figuring things out.

From learning the names of his new teammates to understanding how to take the A bus from the stadium to the Kelley School of Business, it’s a whole new world.

“First off, it’s about learning everyone’s name, you know? Learn their backgrounds, where they’re from, more than just football.” He continued describing the adjustment with a chuckle, “My classes are way further than I expected. I have to take the bus a lot more than I would like, but it’s part of the process.”

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Fresno to Bloomington: How Does New OC DeBoer Fit at IU?

Fresno to Bloomington: How Does New OC DeBoer Fit at IU?

Written by: TJ Inman (@TJHoosierHuddle)

After the retirement of Mike DeBord, Indiana head football coach Tom Allen was faced with one of the more important hires of his professional career. The offense sputtered for two seasons under the veteran play caller, producing some nice games mixed in with frustrating overall results. While things were somewhat hampered by quarterback personnel, the lack of aggression on offense left a lot to be desired. Now, after two straight seasons of missing a bowl game, the success or failure of this hire may go a long way toward determining how Tom Allen’s tenure is to play out in Bloomington.

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Reports: Indiana to Hire Kalen DeBoer as Offensive Coordinator

Reports: Indiana to Hire Kalen DeBoer as Offensive Coordinator

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

A source confirmed to Hoosier Huddle that Fresno State offensive coordinator Kalen DeBoer will be hired as Indiana’s new offensive coordinator. The news was first reported by Bruce Feldman of The Athletic. DeBoer replaces Mike DeBord who retired on December 30 after two seasons as the Hoosiers’ offensive coordinator.

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Hoosier Huddle's Weekly College Football News Links

Hoosier Huddle's Weekly College Football News Links

Weekly College Football Links (January 18th 2018)

We have begun to do weekly college football links again. I have gathered popular news stories from around the state, region and country that I thought fans would enjoy. If you have any links or stories you’d like to share please email them to TheHoosierHuddle@gmail.com by Thursday nights. I have also included some fun off-season reading.

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Final Big Ten Power Rankings for the 2018 Football Season

Final Big Ten Power Rankings for the 2018 Football Season

Written by Evan McShane (@veryreasonable)

This year’s bowl season yielded mixed results from the Big Ten. There were some blowout wins, some blowout losses, and a few close games. Nine teams in the conference made bowl games and their record was 5-4 overall. With some coaching changes, several new quarterbacks, and inevitable roster turnover, the Big Ten in 2019 should have some surprises in store. For now, here are the final 2018 Big Ten power rankings.

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The 2019 AFCA Convention Discussed New Targeting Rules, More Changes to the Kickoff and Elimination of Friday Night Games

The 2019 AFCA Convention Discussed New Targeting Rules, More Changes to the Kickoff and Elimination of Friday Night Games

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

Indiana head coach Tom Allen attended the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Convention in San Antonio earlier this week. This is an annual gathering of some of the best and brightest coaches in the country. Here coaches talk about rule changes and other aspects of football that need to be tweaked in order to keep the game healthy. AFCA Director Todd Berry released the following notes from this year’s convention:

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New Defensive Coordinator Wommack Brings the Swagger Back

New Defensive Coordinator Wommack Brings the Swagger Back

Written by Nathan Comp

After two years of having to double dip as both head coach and defensive coordinator, Allen knew the two positions were too much for one person to handle. His focus shifted to a potential replacement. And when Tom Allen was considering who he wanted to take over his role as defensive coordinator, he ultimately landed on the familiar Kane Wommack. Wommack was the logical choice; Allen learned the 4-2-5 defensive scheme from Kane’s father, Dave Wommack, and this past year Kane coached the “quarterbacks of the defense,” the linebackers. He was a guy Allen knew he could rely on to continue the pursuit of making Indiana’s defense elite.

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Former Hoosiers Had Big Seasons at the Professional Level This Past Season

Former Hoosiers Had Big Seasons at the Professional Level This Past Season

Written by Evan McShane (@veryreasonable)

The road to the Super Bowl starts today as the Wils Card Round of the NFL Playoff kicks off at 4:30pm ET. But before we sit down to watch the Colts (as well as five former Hoosiers) try and continue their run to the Super Bowl, let’s see how the former Hoosiers did in the league this past season.

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