The Hoosiers are going to have a few new faces joining head coach Tom Allen on the football staff this season.
Friday morning, the Indiana football team announced that Darren Hiller and Nick Sheridan would both be joining the program:
— Indiana Football (@HoosierFootball) February 10, 2017
As you can see in the graphic above, Hiller will serve as the offensive line coach and be in charge of the Hoosiers run game, while Sheridan joins the team as quarterbacks coach.
In a release on the team website, Allen talked about why he was excited to bring these two aboard:
“I have known Darren Hiller for a number of years and have always been so impressed with him, both as a person and as a coach,” Allen said. “He is a tremendous teacher in the area of the offensive line. Darren does a great job mentoring young men and finding ways to motivate them to play at their highest level. He has been a part of a tremendous offensive attack at South Florida and I think that will continue with us here at Indiana.
“Nick Sheridan is a young offensive mind that I am very impressed with. I love the fact that he is a coach’s son. He has been around this game his entire life. I know that we feel like we got a young Shawn Watson in Nick Sheridan.”
Hiller was the co-offensive coordinator, run game coordinator and offensive line coach at USF last season. The Bulls ranked No. 4 in the nation in scoring (43.8 points per game) and No. 5 in rushing (285.3 yards per game).
Sheridan was an offensive graduate assistant with Tennessee from 2014-2016 and in the previous two years worked under current Indiana offensive coordinator Mike DeBord.