It is now official that Kane Wommack is leaving Indiana.

The now-former defensive coordinator of the Hoosiers spent two seasons leading the Hoosiers defense and returns to the program he previously served as an assistant at from 2016-17. According to the release, Wommack becomes the youngest head coach at the FBS level at 33-years-old.

Per the release, Wommack says he is excited to return to a city that he loves:

“To be the head coach at the University of South Alabama is the opportunity of a lifetime!  Melissa and I could not be more excited to return to a city that we love,” said Wommack.  “Believing in all that this community has to offer, we proudly join a team of exceptional leaders in steering the Jaguar football program to reach its greatest potential.  My staff and I will lead the Jaguars with a respect that honors those who have built this program; relational coaching that transforms the lives of our student-athletes; and, a contagious intensity that ignites and expands our great fan base.  Our best is yet to come, GO JAGS!”

Wommack is a candidate for this year’s Broyles Award as one of the top assistant coaches in the nation. That is no surprise to anyone that has watched his work with Indiana’s defense, and he has now turned that into his first head coaching opportunity.

Wommack also reacted to the announcement:

Congratulations definitely go out to Wommack, but there is no denying he will be missed in Bloomington.