Days after a 26-24 loss to Utah in the Foster Farms Bowl, Indiana has fired two key members of its coaching staff.
According to the Indiana Daily Student, the Hoosiers will not bring back Kevin Johns, who served as offensive coordinator and also coached wide receivers and quarterbacks, or James Patton, who coached tight ends and fullbacks and was also offensive recruiting coordinator.
Johns has been in the Indiana program since 2011, holding several offensive coaching positions, including co-offensive coordinator for his first three seasons and offensive coordinator for his last three.
Patton spent four seasons in Bloomington, including two as offensive recruiting coordinator.
Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson resigned last month amid allegations of player mistreatment. He was replaced by defensive coordinator Tom Allen, who immediately stripped Johns of some responsibilities, removing his title as quarterbacks coach.
The Hoosiers’ season-ending loss to Utah dropped them to 6-7 on the year. Indiana has not had a winning season since 2007.