That didn’t take long.

Shortly after reported that Indiana was looking to hire Kansas City Chiefs running backs coach Deland McCullough, the Hoosiers made the addition official. McCullough will be making his return to Bloomington after spending the last three seasons in the NFL.

McCullough does have a connection with the program, serving as the Hoosiers’ running backs coach from 2011-16 under then-head coach Kevin Wilson. McCullough and Allen worked on the same IU staff in 2016, when Allen was the program’s defensive coordinator.

Indiana was looking to replace former running backs coach Mike Hart, who left Bloomington for the same role at Michigan, his alma mater. Hart had been the team’s running backs coach from 2017-20.

McCullough started his college coaching career in 2010, when he was an intern at Miami (OH) before being hired as Indiana’s running backs coach in 2011. After six seasons on Wilson’s staff, McCullough was the the running backs coach at USC before making the leap to the NFL.