Indiana has reportedly landed a new assistant for Tom Allen’s coaching staff heading into the 2023 season.

According to ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg, the Hoosiers are hiring Matt Guerrieri to be the safeties coach and co-DC. Guerrieri was just introduced in January as the defensive coordinator for Tulsa under new head coach Kevin Wilson.

Prior to accepting the job at Tulsa, Guerrieri served as a senior advisor and analyst at Ohio State in 2022. He also spent 10 seasons as an assistant at Duke, including from 2018-21 as safeties coach and co-DC.

It is not initially clear why Guerrieri has had an about-face before coaching a single game as DC at Tulsa, but this should prove to be a solid hire for Allen and Indiana. We’ll see how things shape up moving forward.