Indiana fired defensive coordinator Doug Mallory and defensive line coach Jon Fabris on Friday–well, announced that they would not return to the football coaching staff in 2014–after the Hoosiers again ranked near the bottom nationally in virtually every defensive statistic.
The timing of the announcement seems a bit unusual simply because IU’s season ended well over a month ago. Per the Bloomington Herald-Times, head coach Kevin Wilson wasn’t available for comment. So it’s hard to say why the change came now instead of, say, the day after IU’s season ended with the win over Purdue.
Meanwhile, IU’s men’s basketball team plays at Penn State today. There was no pre-travel media availability, so my preview for the Post-Tribune leans heavily on Penn State quotes. You can check that out here.