Former Michigan, Indiana OC lands new gig in Big 12
Former Michigan and Indiana offensive coordinator Mike DeBord is on the move again. This time, the longtime assistant coach is heading to Big 12 country.
Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports reported Tuesday that DeBord is expected to be named the next offensive coordinator at Kansas. He will join Les Miles’ staff in Lawrence, as the head coach enters his third season with the Jayhawks.
Last year, DeBord served as an offensive analyst at Michigan. He had previously been the offensive coordinator at Indiana from 2017-18 under head coach Tom Allen. The two parties went different ways following the season.
Sources: Mike Debord is the new offensive coordinator at Kansas.
— Dennis Dodd (@dennisdoddcbs) February 2, 2021
DeBord has spent a good portion of his career coaching in the B1G. He was the offensive line coach at Northwestern in 1992 and then held the same position at Michigan from 1993-96. He was promoted to offensive coordinator from 1997-99 before taking over as the head coach at Central Michigan for four seasons (2000-03).
In 2004, DeBord returned to Michigan as the special teams and recruiting coordinator and was promoted to offensive coordinator and tight ends coach in 2006 until 2007.
This will be DeBord’s first job with a Big 12 program. Last year, Kansas finished the season without a victory, going 0-9.