It's officially official defensive coordinator Doug Mallory has been fired as coordinator for the Indiana Hoosiers. Along with Mallory the Hoosiers have dismissed defensive line coach Jon Fabris. These two combined were part of a group of coaches that mastermind three straight historically bad defenses. This season was especially bad as the Hoosiers set inferiority records in yards allowed per game in the conference at 540. The previous record was held by the infamously bad '81 Northwestern squad. Mallory was also at the helm of the 2012 squad that is now third all time on that list.
I don't expect a whole lot of change in recruiting for the Hoosiers because of this. Indiana has their guys in place and as far as I'm aware, no one was insanely loyal to Mallory and Fabris. Instead a coaching change could inspire a breath of fresh air in to the defensive side of recruiting depending on the replacement choice. CoachingSearch.com was one of the first to speculate as they singled out Fordham D Coordinator David Blackwell as a fast riser in the college coaching ranks.
For now the information is still fresh and wounds are still open. It should be interesting to see where Coach Wilson and staff go from here. I wouldn't be surprised to see the Hoosiers move quickly in finding a replacement. There are some very good recruits left out there that could be swayed by lengthy vacancy. Check back for more in the coming days.