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Source: Mike DeBord to retire

The beleaguered Indiana OC will retire after two seasons in Bloomington.

Well, Tom Allen has read all your tweets.

According to ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg, Indiana OC Mike DeBord is retiring.

DeBord was brought in by Allen from the same role under Butch Jones at Tennessee. He had also been OC at Michigan under Lloyd Carr. At IU, DeBord was criticized for a regressing offense (71st in S&P+ in 2018) and conservative playcalling, as well as not giving freshman QB Mike Penix more play time prior to his ACL injury.

This move continues Tom Allen’s restructuring of his staff as he enters his third full year as IU head coach. Already he’s relinquished full-time defensive coordinator duties to LBs coach Kane Wommack. Now, he’ll get to name a new OC. If Allen decides to stay in-house, don’t be surprised if RBs coach Mike Hart is an option to be promoted. (UPDATE: WRs coach Grant Heard coached with Allen at Ole Miss so he could also be an internal candidate.)

UPDATE: Here’s the official press release from IU.