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Indiana to hire Kalen DeBoer as OC, per source

DeBoer comes from Fresno State, where he was OC for the Mountain West champions last season.

The search for IU football’s new offensive coordinator is over, it seems. Per ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg, Kalen DeBoer will be the new OC in Bloomington next season.

Indiana’s new OC hire may have a similar last name to the previous guy, but the on-field results were much different. DeBoer has been OC under Jeff Tedford at Fresno for the past two years. In that time, the Bulldogs have compiled a 22-6 record, won their division in the Mountain West twice, and won the conference title last season. Fresno’s offense ranked 30th in S&P+ last season, an improvement from 68th in 2017. Last season, Fresno QB Marcus McMaryion was the highest-graded QB in the MWC, according to Pro Football Focus.

DeBoer also went 67-3(!) and won three NAIA titles as head coach at his alma mater, University of Sioux Falls. Overall, this looks to be a positive development for the Hoosiers as the team preps for February Signing Day and offseason workouts.

One question remains: can he be the OC for the basketball team as well?