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    New OC - Kalen DeBoer

    Just to keep things from possibly getting lost on the DeBord retiring thread, I thought I'd start a thread about who people would like to see as our new offensive coordinator. Here are some options I was able to come up with. David Yost - Utah State OC - they have the 3rd best scoring offense behind Oklahoma and Alabama. Makes $300,000 so we should be able to give him a decent raise from that. Matt Canada Kevin Wilson??? Had to lol. Cam Cameron Brian Wright - Toledo OC - 10th ranked scoring offense. Makes under $200,000. Was rumored as an option for WR coach at Michigan last year but took his name out of the running.
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    New OC - Kalen DeBoer

    After watching the first half of their Hawaii game, here are some of my thoughts on their offense. Definitely favor 2 TE sets. Have 2 TE in most of the time Likes having former WR become TE. Their main TE is a converted WR, and another one they throw to in the red zone is a converted WR. I'm guessing he likes having one faster and more athletic and one more for blocking and shorter routes. Looks similar to how Iowa and Penn State use their athletic tight ends. I really like the way the 2 TE sets could work for us. With their athletic TE, they could do everything out of it. Sometimes they were balanced, and sometimes they were unbalanced. They could ground and pound and air it out from the same set. Very balanced play calling. They didn't just run the same run every time. Sometimes up the middle, sometimes left, sometimes right. Even with their first down runs, there was variety in them. Hopefully no more 1st down runs up the middle every drive. Everybody is involved. They targeted all players. WR, TE, RB. They all got a look. They were very TE and RB heavy in the pass game, but the announcers sounded like it was a wrinkle in the offense, and not something they do every game. I would expect all players to get a fair look. Most of the time they snap it with 10-15 seconds left on the play clock, but a few times they went with tempo and really threw Hawaii off. It kind of came out of nowhere, and caught the defense off guard. I remember reading or hearing somewhere that they liked to go up tempo when they got in the red zone. They ran quite a few quicker plays that require the QB to get the ball to the receiver quickly, but they ran a few longer developing plays to let receivers get downfield. It definitely looked like an offense that needs a QB with a good arm. I can't see Ramsey running this offense to its full capabilities. Even on the shorter passes, his ball doesn't get to the WR quick enough, and I don't think he can manage the downfield passing DeBoer wants. Ran a few RPO plays. I think Tuttle would be more than athletic enough to ran most of what I saw in the first half. Penix might give a little more advantage in the run game, but it wasn't a heavy emphasis on the QB running. Quite a bit of creativity with the play calling. Maybe creativity isn't even the right word because they weren't necessarily plays I'd never seen before, but there was a good mix of normal, confident plays and plays that might only get called 3-4 times a season. It seemed like they used plays to set up other plays too. Run a WR screen one time, and the next time they fake it and slip the TE out for a wide open touchdown.
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    New OC - Kalen DeBoer

    4th Touchdown came on a wheel route.
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    New OC - Kalen DeBoer

    Here's the breakdown of their 2nd touchdown. WR got open on a nice play call for a long touchdown.
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    New OC - Kalen DeBoer

    I love the play they run for their first touchdown. More creative than anything DeBord ever ran.
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    New OC - Kalen DeBoer

    At this point in the video, one of the announcers say the Ace formation with 2 TE is one of their favorites.
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    New OC - Kalen DeBoer

    I haven't looked into it much, but I started watching their game against Hawaii this year, and their first play they took a shot on a deep pass. Here's the video. Second play was a completion to the TE.
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    New OC - Kalen DeBoer

    I would guess a combination of money and opportunity. If he comes here and has a great offense, the big boys will come calling. That would have been tougher to achieve at Fresno State.
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    New OC - Kalen DeBoer

    I didn't realize where his $800,000 salary will rank him I knew it was a decent raise from what DeBord was getting, it puts him as the 6th highest paid coordinator in the conference, and puts us ahead of everybody not coaching at OSU or Michigan. That's based on last year's salaries. I'm loving our commitment to football this offseason.
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    New OC - Kalen DeBoer

    Our lack of red zone success was infuriating. I just edited it to put it in red zone TD%. Fresno State had a much better TD success rate than us. Their red zone TD% was almost as good as our red zone TD + FG percent. I'm so excited to see downfield passing again. Penix and Tuttle seem to be a good fit for DeBoer's system.
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    New OC - Kalen DeBoer

    Here are some numbers I ran from DeBoer's 2 seasons at Fresno State, the season before him, and our 2018 IU team. I can't believe the turnaround Fresno State made during DeBoer's tenure. They were one of the worst offenses in the country the year before he got there. There were 128 teams, so they were literally worst in the country in some stats. Here is the link to the S&P+ numbers. Success rate is a measure of efficiency. Efficiency is measured by 50% of yardage necessary on first down, 70% on second down, and 100% on third down. IsoPPP is an explosiveness measurement.
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    New OC - Kalen DeBoer

    The more I'm seeing, the more I'm loving this hire. His offense gave up only 10 sacks in 2017, and only 12 sacks last year.
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    New OC - Kalen DeBoer

    I saw that too. Unbelievable. I liked him when I first looked into him, and that hasn't changed any. I think we got a really good up and coming coach. Hopefully later tonight I'll have time to dig into some more info and numbers from his stops, but on the surface I think this is a great hire.
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    New OC - Kalen DeBoer

    For reference to my last post, IU was ranked 67th the year before Allen and DeBord took over, 98th in DeBord's first year, and 71st this year. DeBord's offenses stayed pretty stagnant while here, but Kalen DeBoer's offenses have improved each of his last handful of years.
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    New OC - Kalen DeBoer

    I like it! I mentioned his name earlier in the thread as somebody I'd be happy with. I like it a lot more than if we had hired Canada. DeBoer isn't just some guy who takes over talented offenses and leads them to average results like DeBord. He's taken over 2 terrible offenses and turned them into respectable or even good offenses within two years.
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    New OC - Kalen DeBoer

    I've had some time to look into it a little bit more, and I would love us hiring Gleeson. Seems like a young up and comer who runs a high powered offense. Going off of the first post about him, the two guys mentioned that followed his twitter have followed a couple coaches here and there, but the only other coach they seem to have both followed whose name has come up at all is Kalen DeBoer. For both of those place to suddenly follow the same guy does seem interesting.
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    New OC - Kalen DeBoer

    Also, the article I linked about Gleeson was from before Diaz was hired, but the point still remains the same. I think he'd be an excellent hire.
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    New OC - Kalen DeBoer

    I only had time to read into him a little bit, but I think that would be a really good hire. Found an article from Miami where they'd be happy with him as their OC, so that seems like a good endorsement to me!
  19. Nobody has said they think Miller sent it out. I threw it out as a possibility, but I also said that I highly doubt he had anything to do with it. The timing doesn't sound suspicious at all to you? Maybe you think we didn't land on the moon
  20. Well I'll be damned. That's misleading as hell! I guess I should have read the fine print. Thanks for clearing that up!
  21. I would guess that it was either the IU public relations department or just things the writer has picked up over the last year and a half. I would be really surprised and extremely disappointed if it was something Archie intentionally leaked. It could have just been comments the writer has heard over the last year and a half and he thought now was the right time to come out with it. Who knows. I can only read the screenshots posted here, so I don't know if there's anything in the article I'm missing.
  22. @StLHoosier Do you have a link for where you got your numbers from? I thought I got mine from the NCAA website too, so I don't know what's going on. If mine are wrong and you can link me to different ones, I'll definitely change some of the things I had written. Thanks! I included a screenshot of where I had my numbers from.
  23. EDIT: I made a mistake with the APR scores in this post that we settled later in the thread. I still don't think we were going to get a post season ban for a few kids leaving, but we got the correct scores straightened out later in the thread. Original post is below. I call BS on the article about APR scores and not telling kids to leave. In order to be banned for post season play, your 4 year average has to be below 930. There are also less severe penalties for when teams are performing poor academically. Our 4 year average which includes Crean's last season and the spring when Archie was hired was 973 (1000, 985, 964, 943). Our APR would have needed to by 771 in order to be at 930. The lowest we've ever had was at the end of the Sampson regime at 866. I looked up a few schools who are banned, and non of them were below 800 for their worst year. Not a chance we would have been banned for last year, and we probably would have been safe with a bad APR this season too. Could we have been getting close and maybe had a year or two under 930, sure. But, the idea that we would have been banned last season is completely false. Also, Archie did boot a guy that year. Grant Gelon was told to leave, and then we signed Race Thompson that summer. We might have said don't boot everybody, but the idea that he couldn't kick anybody off is again, completely false. The timing might not have worked out to sign Wright, but that article sure seems like it was leaked out by the university or Miller to try to give him an excuse. Especially with the timing of it.
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    New OC - Kalen DeBoer

    One thing would be certain. Whoever followed Ronald would have some big shoes to fill!
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    New OC - Kalen DeBoer

    I wouldn't be a big fan of it either. It's just too much of an unknown. Could be great, but could be terrible. I love what Hart has done as the RB coach, but who knows if that will translate into being a good OC. I've heard some names I'd like a lot less than Hart though. My perfect scenario would be to hire a good OC from outside the program and have them mentor Hart for 2 years. Hopefully by that point we'll be playing well enough that the OC will move on to bigger and better things and we can promote Hart to OC.
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