Tom Allen has found a big-time replacement for Deland McCullough.

Indiana was in the market for a new running backs coach when McCullough left the program for the same role at Notre Dame. Now, it’s being reported the Hoosiers have landed another former NFL staffer, Craig Johnson.

Zach Osterman of the Indianapolis Star reported that IU is expected to hire Johnson to be the next running backs coach. He 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.

Johnson also has experience running an offense, serving as Maryland’s offensive coordinator from 1997-98. He was also the team’s quarterbacks coach while in College Park.

In the NFL, Johnson has also had stops with the Tennessee Titans and Minnesota Vikings.

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.