Indiana Hires Defensive Coordinator as New Head Coach

By D.J. Byrnes on December 1, 2016 at 6:27 pm

Indiana fired/forced the resignation of head coach Kevin Wilson on Friday night for maltreatment of his players.

Curiously, it introduced its new coach, former defensive coordinator Tom Allen, during the same press conference.

Allen joined the staff in January 2015. He previously coordinated defense at University of South Florida and led Indiana high school power Ben Davis High School.

The Hoosiers finished the regular season 37th in defensive S&P+. In the week leading up to facing Allen's defense, Urban Meyer called it "the best defense" they had seen all year.

It's yet unknown where 6-6 Indiana will go bowling as of yet. It opens its 2017 season Sept. 2nd when it hosts Ohio State.

Source: @ZachOsterman

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