Jon Fabris named IU defensive ends coach

Indiana has named a defensive ends coach in Jon Fabris, a 29-year coaching veteran who has made stops in Georgia, Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, South Carolina, Washington State, Iowa State, Kansas State and the Cleveland Browns. Among his pupils are former Georgia star David Pollack.

Hopefully more to come.

UPDATE: 4:55 p.m.: Spoke briefly to Kevin Wilson about Fabris’s hire. He said the Hoosiers were considering Fabris for the position last season before deciding on Brett Diersen. Wilson said he knew Fabris through former Oklahoma defensive coordinator Brent Venables and secondary coach Willie Martinez, who both worked with him at previous stops.

“He’s coached a lot of spots,” Wilson said. “He’s coached defensive back and a lot of offensive positions. But D-End, that’s where his passion and an extreme amount of his energy is. He’s a very intelligent man and he has an unbelievable amount of energy and passion.”

Fabris is 54 and takes over for the 35-year-old Diersen, but Wilson said the age hasn’t taken away from his energy at all.

“He’s a guy who’s got a lot of fire and hunger,” Wilson said. “I don’t think he feels like he has just a couple of years of coaching left. He’s got some age on him, but he’s really a young man.”

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  1. I’m curious (I’ve come back to the quote below 3-4 times after originally passing by it.

    “Fabris is 54 and takes over for the 35-year-old Diersen, but Wilson said the age hasn’t taken away from his energy at all,” the note read, continuing and quoting Wilson, “I don’t think he feels like he has just a couple of years of coaching left.”

    DD, how did the subject came up? Was it the result of a question? By whom? Or did CKW go directly to a contrast of ages on his own?

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