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After the announcement of the retirement from Mike DeBord, Indiana has been on a nearly three-week long search to identify the new replacement for the offensive coordinator position. Many believed that Indiana would like internally at candidates to step up for the role, but in the end Tom Allen and the Indiana Football program searched nationally.
Per multiple reports, Fresno State’s offensive coordinator Kalen DeBoer is intended assume the same position for Indiana University football. Indiana’s national search for an offensive coordinator is over.
Between 1993-1996 DeBoer played at Division II program Sioux Falls as a wide receiver. He eventually would return back to his alma mater to serve as an offensive coordinator (2000-2004) and head coach (2005-2009).
Since then, he has been with multiple FBS programs in the offensive coordinator role starting with Southern Illinois until 2013, Eastern Michigan until 2016, and his latest stint was with Fresno State.
At Fresno State, DeBoer finished with a 22-6 total record over two years, using his pro-style offensive scheme. The Bulldogs finished 18th in the AP and coaches’ final ballots after winning the Mountain West conference defeating Boise State and won the Las Vegas bowl defeating Arizona State.
Prior to Kalen DeBoer’s time at Fresno State, the Bulldogs finished 122nd in total offense (total yards). After his first year the Bulldogs improved to 40th and last season they finished 24th overall in the nation. In the same way Tom Allen made Indiana one of the most improved defenses, the hope is Kalen DeBoer can do the same on the other side of the ball.