Hart has connections to the current Indiana staff. His offensive coordinator from his collegiate playing days at Michigan, Mike DeBord, is the new offensive coordinator for the Hoosiers. Their quarterbacks coach, Nick Sheridan, was a teammate of Hart's with the Wolverines.
Hart starred in high school at local Onondaga Central before becoming Michigan's all-time leading rusher. He then spent three seasons in the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts, where he played in the Super Bowl in a loss to the New Orleans Saints.
The news means Syracuse has an opening on their staff for the 2017 season.