George, Yeager find employment

Brian George, the former defensive line and co-defensive coordinator at Indiana, was named the defensive line coach at Kent State on Tuesday according to a Kent State release.

George joins the staff of Darrell Hazell, who was named Kent State’s new head coach in December after seven years as the wide receivers coach at Ohio State.

Last month, former Indiana linebackers coach Mike Yeager was named the defensive coordinator at Carthage, a Division III school in Kenosha, Wisc.

That would make five assistants of former IU coach Bill Lynch who have found employment elsewhere. Offensive coordinator Matt Canada was named to the same position at Northern Illinois. Running backs coach Dennis Springer is the wide receivers coach at Northwestern. Billy Lynch is coaching wide receivers at Rice.

In addition, centers and guards coach Mo Moriarity said he’s up for the head coaching position at Salem High School. And Bill Lynch himself took a position as the associate athletic director for development at Butler, his alma mater. If Moriarity is hired, that would leave defensive backs coach Joe Palcic, defensive ends coach George Ricumstrict and tight ends/tackles coach Kyle Conner as the only assistants not known to have found positions.

2 comments

  1. We all wish these gentlemen the very best in their new positions! They are all high character people. That said, it is interesting to note that the best of Coach Lynch’s assistants went on to the same position at a school in a lesser ranked conference. And,the balance of his assistants are at lower division I programs or division II and III schools. This really validates the evaluation of many that IU was never going to effectively compete at the B10 level with this staff.

  2. Yes, good point IU fan. They key is to hire people with good pedigree and the right background, then let them settle in and do their thing for a while, giving them time to succeed. I think if we stay committed to Wilson, as we are doing with Crean, we will eventually see the fruits of hiring experienced, qualified winners.

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