Tom Allen returns to calling defensive play in 2022

BLOOMINGTON — After three years of stepping back and allowing his defensive coordinators to call play in the system he designed, Tom Allen is taking the reins back and renaming his own plays.

Allen passed that news on Sunday in Assembly Hall as he introduced his new defensive coordinator/linebackers coach Chad Wilt and defensive coach Paul Randolph. Allen was initially hired at Indiana as Kevin Wilson’s defensive coordinator in 2016 and maintained his duties in 2017 and 2018 after being promoted to head coach after Wilson was forced to resign. He put defensive coordinator Kane Wommack in charge of play calls in 2019 and 2020. When Wommack left to become head coach at South Alabama, Charlton Warren was hired as the new defensive coordinator and given playing duties. Warren left early this month as co-defense coordinator in North Carolina after the Hoosiers’ 2-10 finish in 2021, and Allen decided to change direction and put himself back at the helm.

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