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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Tom Allen Names Kane Wommack Hoosiers New Defensive Coordinator

Tom Allen Names Kane Wommack Hoosiers New Defensive Coordinator

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

The writing was on the wall as Indiana head coach Tom Allen dropped many hints that he was thinking about giving up defensive coordinator duties so he can focus on being head coach. On Thursday morning those hints became fact as Tom Allen named Kane Wommack as the Hoosiers new defensive coordinator. Wommack came to IU in 2018 as the linebackers coach after serving as defensive coordinator at the University of South Alabama for the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

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Hoosiers Add Former Utah QB and Four Star Recruit Jack Tuttle

Hoosiers Add Former Utah QB and Four Star Recruit Jack Tuttle

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

The Indiana Hoosiers have gained a quarterback in Jack Tuttle. It was announced Monday morning that the former four-star recruit and Utah Ute has signed his Big Ten tender of financial aid and is set to join the program for the spring semester starting in January 2019. Tuttle did not appear in a game at Utah and had decided to transfer from Utah in October.

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Top Ten Bowl Games to Watch During the 2018-19 Bowl Season

Top Ten Bowl Games to Watch During the 2018-19 Bowl Season

Written by Michael Ferrill

Christmastime is just around the corner, and that means Bowl season is upon us! There are 40 games on tap this month, which is more than enough for the football fan in you. But December figures to be a very busy month for all of us, so we’ve taken the liberty to list down 10 of the best bowl games you have to absolutely watch. These are can’t miss games, so mark them down on your calendars and get your picks ready

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