IU to hire Mike DeBord as new offensive coordinator

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IU to hire Mike DeBord as new offensive coordinator

Mike DeBord, offensive coordinator at Tennessee since 2015, is leaving the Vols' football program for the same position at Indiana University.

DeBord, a Muncie, Indiana native, spent the past two seasons as Tennessee's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

Can confirm Mike DeBord exits Tennessee, will take IU offensive coordinator spot. Allen was then promoted from defensive coordinator to head coach. DeBord has a lot of work to do if the Hoosiers are to compete with the elite teams in the Big Ten.

Hyams also reported that DeBord, who turns 61 on February 7, had planned to retire, but instead is going to Indiana. They also averaged 443.7 yards per game.

DeBord had been working in an administrative role at MI when he was hired by Butch Jones to replace Mike Bajakian, who left UT following the 2014 season to become quarterback coach with the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was the head coach at Central Michigan from 2000 to 2003.

In two years directing Tennessee's offense, the Vols have posted identical 9-4 records and won two bowl games - the Outback and most recently the Music City. The pressure will be on Jones heading into 2017, his fifth season as head coach.

Former Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich is expected to be a top candidate for Tennessee's offensive coordinator job, a source said.

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