Reports: Indiana to hire SEC assistant as new offensive coordinator

Tom Allen has his sights set on building up Indiana’s intrastate recruiting.

That’s why Allen reportedly went to the SEC to steal a fellow Indiana native.

According to multiple reports, the Hoosiers have their new offensive coordinator. IU is expected to hire Tennessee offensive coordinator Mike DeBord for the same position:

DeBord would replace Kevin Johns, who was fired as Indiana’s OC on Monday. In 2016, Debord led the 24th-ranked scoring offense, which finished the season averaging 48 points in its last five games.

A Muncie, Ind. native, DeBord spent four years at Michigan, where he served as offensive coordinator and was even a candidate to replace Lloyd Carr in 2007. DeBord also was the head coach at Central Michigan from 2000-03.

The 60-year-old coach has been on the sidelines collegiately and in the NFL for 32 of the last 34 years.

Indiana could use some offensive life after it struggled in 2016. The Hoosiers followed their best offensive season in school history by finishing 88th in scoring.

Indiana has yet to confirm this report.

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