Indiana has its next football coach.
Indiana and head football coach Kevin Wilson parted ways today. The Hoosiers’ administration said in a press conference this evening that the dismissal – technically a “resignation,” per the school’s release – was due mostly to off-the-field issues (not NCAA violations related).
Tom Allen, who’s been Indiana’s associate head coach/defense for the past year, has been named the school’s “permanent” coach, not just on an interim basis.
“I’m very pleased that Tom Allen has agreed to be the next permanent head coach of Indiana,” Hoosiers athletic director Fred Glass said this evening.
Indiana AD Fred Glass announces def. coordinator Tom Allen will take over as head coach.
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) December 1, 2016
Allen helped Indiana’s defense improve significantly in his first year leading the Hoosiers’ defensive unit. He was previously the defensive coordinator at South Florida.
Indiana went 6-6 this season.