It’s official– former Vols OC Mike DeBord has been hired by Indiana. And the Hoosiers have given him quite a bit of responsibility for the 2017 season.
In addition to the offensive coordinator tag that he held at Tennessee, new Indiana coach Tom Allen has also named DeBord as his associate head coach and tight ends coach.
“I was looking for a strong, experienced leader to run our offense,” Allen said, via a release from the school. “I want him to be able to cast a vision for the direction we want to go in the future, be the head coach of the offense and to run that room. I feel like I am getting that with Mike DeBord. He has coached at the highest levels in the Big Ten and the SEC, as well as being in the NFL.”
DeBord offered the following quote in that same release:
“As a native Hoosier, I am extremely excited about working for Tom Allen and joining the Indiana University football program during one of its most exciting times,” DeBord said. “I’ve been a fan of Indiana Football for a very long time, dating back to when my brother arrived on campus. I have never stopped following the team and look forward to building on its success.”
Here’s how the Hoosiers introduced DeBord on Twitter Wednesday morning:
DeBord heads to Bloomington after the 2015 and 2016 seasons as offensive coordinator at Tennessee. He owns 35 years of coaching experience. pic.twitter.com/CqeOK7raKX
— Indiana Football (@HoosierFootball) January 4, 2017