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Tom Allen, head football coach of Indiana, is fired



Indianapolis, Indiana – In 2024, the Indiana football program will take a different turn.

After seven seasons, the school has fired head coach Tom Allen, according to a source. He coached the team against Utah in the Foster Farms Bowl, replacing Kevin Wilson, who was fired following the 2016 season.

Allen guided the Hoosiers to the Gator Bowl in 2019 and the Outback Bowl in 2020 with a 33-49 record. He won Big Ten coach of the year and Indiana finished 6-2 with victories over three ranked teams (Penn State, Michigan, and Wisconsin) during the truncated COVID season, which was perhaps his greatest.

In 2021, the Hoosiers started to falter, going 0-9 in the league and finishing 2-10 overall. In 2022, the team performed marginally better, finishing 4-8 and winning Big Ten games against Michigan State and Illinois.

The team finished the season with a 3-9 record and last place in the Big Ten East after losing at Purdue 35-31 on Saturday. In the yearly Bucket Game against the Boilermakers, it was the third consecutive defeat.

Multiple reports state that over the following four years, the institution will be required to pay Allen a $20 million buyout.

Allen, who attended New Castle High School and graduated, is an Indiana native. Prior to taking on multiple assistant coaching roles at the collegiate level, such as those at Ole Miss and South Florida, he served as head coach at Ben Davis High School. In 2016, he was appointed defensive coordinator for the Hoosiers.



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