Indiana football coach Kevin Wilson announced today that defensive coordinator Doug Mallory and defensive line coach Jon Fabris will not return to the program for the 2014 season, according to a release by the IU media relations department.
"Doug and Jon are solid coaches and good men," Wilson said. "We appreciate everything they have done for IU Football and wish them both the very best moving forward. We are excited about the future as we continue to build our program in a positive way."
The announcements are far from a surprise on the heels of a season in which Indiana ranked No. 120 out of 123 Division I football teams in total defense. Indiana allowed 527.9 yards per game, one of just seven teams nationally to allow more than 500 yards per game of offense.
Mallory just completed his third season in what was his third stint as an IU assistant. His title was assistant head coach/defensive coordinator and safeties coach. Mallory, son of former IU head coach Bill Mallory, has 25 years of coaching experience including stops at Army, Western Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma State, LSU and New Mexico.
He played collegiately at Michigan and then was a grad assistant for his father at Indiana in 1988. He later returned and coached defensive backs and special teams for the Hoosiers from 1994-96.
Fabris was in his second season coaching the defensive line at IU. His first season he concentrated just on defensive ends but had the entire line in 2013. He had 30 years of coaching experience at places such as Georgia, Georgia Tech, Washington State, Iowa State, Notre Dame, Kansas State and South Carolina in the collegiate ranks. He was also a defensive assistant with the Cleveland Browns in 2000.
No timetable has been set for replacing the coaches though the American Football Coaches Association national convention is coming up later this month in Indianapolis and that is often times a place where a lot of movement takes place within college coaching ranks.