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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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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Tom Allen on the Search For a New Offensive Coordinator: 'I Want a Guy Who Has Called Plays"

Tom Allen on the Search For a New Offensive Coordinator: 'I Want a Guy Who Has Called Plays"

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

Indiana head coach Tom Allen knows what he wants in his next offensive coordinator. “I want a guy that has called plays at this level", Allen said at a press conference Thursday evening, “not necessarily in this conference per se, but that would be the ideal. But I just think that a guy who has been there and done that would be important for sure because I still feel like when I go through and think about these two roles, my challenge is always “I want to hire a head coach of the offense”.

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What Indiana Needs to Look for in Hiring a New Offensive Coordinator

What Indiana Needs to Look for in Hiring a New Offensive Coordinator

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

The news of Mike DeBord retiring as Indiana’s offensive coordinator coming out late Sunday night, has IU in the market for a new offensive coordinator. While DeBord had a decorated 37-year coaching career, fans had grown frustrated with his offense over the last two seasons as IU posted back-to-back 5-7 seasons after going to two-straight bowl games. So, what should IU look for in their next offensive coordinator? Here is what I would be looking for if I were Tom Allen. 

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Offensive Coordinator Mike DeBord is Retiring After Two Seasons at IU

Offensive Coordinator Mike DeBord is Retiring After Two Seasons at IU

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

Indiana offensive coordinator Mike DeBord announced his retirement after 37 seasons coaching college football late Sunday night.. His retirement was first reported by ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg and later confirmed by Indiana University. Debord served as the Hoosiers’ offensive coordinator the past two seasons.

“Coach (Lloyd) Carr told me many years ago I would know when it was time to retire," DeBord said in a statement released by the university. "I didn't understand it at the time, but I do now. I am really looking forward to spending more time with my family and my grandkids."
 

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