The second time is the charm for Indiana head coach Tom Allen when it comes to finding the next leader of the Hoosiers’ defensive line unit.
FootballScoop reported on Taylor Lehman of Rivals confirmed that Indiana is expected to hire Tulane defensive line coach Kevin Peoples to fill its vacancy in the same role. The Hoosiers were previously planning to hire Michigan State’s Ron Burton, but he had a change of heart before committing to IU.
Tulane defensive line coach Kevin Peoples will be Indiana's next defensive line coach, a source confirms.
— Taylor Lehman (@TaylorRLehman) February 17, 2020
Peoples has been the defensive line coach at Tulane since 2016. He’s also held that same title at Georgia Southern (2014-15), UAB (2013) and Arkansas (2011-12), most recently.
Indiana needed to hire a defensive line coach after Mark Hagen decided to leave Bloomington to join Tom Herman’s staff at Texas. Hagen had been on IU’s staff since 2016.
The Hoosiers finished off one of the best seasons in program history, ending the year 8-5 and playing in the Gator Bowl. After a 7-2 start, Indiana found itself ranked in the Associated Press poll for the first time in 25 years.