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Indiana hires former Colt, Wolverine Mike Hart as new RB Coach

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There is a coaching change in Bloomington, no, not that one.

NCAA Football - Michigan vs Indiana - November 11, 2006 Photo by G. N. Lowrance/Getty Images

Indiana has a new coach in town.

That’s right, the Hoosiers have hired former Michigan running back Mike Hart as the new running backs coach, per Matthew Weever of Peegs.

Mike Hart, 30, spent last year as the running back coach at Syracuse. Previous to ‘Cuse, he spent three years on the Eastern Michigan offensive staff, and two years on the Western Michigan staff at the same position.

Hart, played his college ball at the University of Michigan. He broke the Michigan record for most yards as a freshman, accumulating over 1,400 yards in the year. After his four years at Michigan, Hart entered the draft. He was selected in the sixth round by the Colts, where he spent three seasons.

Hart has big shoes to fill, replacing Deland McCullough, who recently departed for USC. DMC has produced two standout NFL running backs, with Devine Redding set to be the third.

Coach Tom Allen has now brought in three former Michigan Wolverines on to his coaching staff. The Hoosiers host the Wolverines on October 14th.