It looks like head coach Tom Allen and the Hoosiers will need to find a new offensive coordinator for 2019.
According to a report by ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg, offensive coordinator Mike DeBord is expected to retire. Rittenberg reported that DeBord informed Allen of his decision after the Christmas holiday.
Indiana has not confirmed the story:
SOURCE: Indiana offensive coordinator Mike DeBord is retiring. DeBord informed coach Tom Allen following the Christmas holiday, and the team has been told of DeBord's decision. An official announcement is expected Sunday. DeBord spent the past two… https://t.co/RoZS8wSoYW
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) December 31, 2018
DeBord spent 2017-18 with the Hoosiers after a stint at Tennessee. Indiana finished 78th and 90th in PPG during his time as OC, finishing 5-7 each year. DeBord also spent time at Northwestern and Michigan during his career and posted a 12-34 record as head coach at Central Michigan.
Indiana has finished 5-7 in back-to-back seasons under Allen, but it did appear the Hoosiers were making strides over the second half of 2018. Who do you want the team to hire moving forward?