Craig Johnson is officially a member of Tom Allen’s staff at Indiana. The former NFL assistant and Maryland offensive coordinator is replacing Deland McCullough, who left the Hoosiers for the same job at Notre Dame.

Indiana released a statement on Monday morning, making Johnson’s hiring official.

“I want to welcome Craig, his wife, Darlene, and their daughters, Shelby and Sydney, to the IU Football family,” Allen said. “Craig is the total package. His experience and character fit our culture perfectly and will benefit greatly the young men in our program.”

Johnson spent the past two seasons working as an analyst at Maryland. Prior to his role with the Terrapins, Johnson spent the previous 20 years in the NFL working with quarterbacks and running backs. Most recently, he was the running backs coach for the New York Giants from 2014-19.

“I am thrilled to be at Indiana University,” Johnson said. “I plan to bring a wealth of knowledge both on and off the field. It has been a blessing to have worked with some of the best football athletes at the collegiate and professional levels, and we are looking forward to great success at IU. Go Hoosiers!”

The Hoosiers are looking to improve the rushing attack after a putrid offensive performance in 2021. Indiana ended the year with  2-10 record and no wins in B1G play, partly because of a lack of a ground attack.