The holes in Indiana’s coaching staff have been filled once again.
Darren Hiller will be named Indiana’s new offensive line coach, a source confirmed to The Herald-Times on Monday. Hiller comes to IU from Houston, where he was hired last month. He spent the 2016 season as offensive line coach, run game coordinator and co-offensive coordinator at South Florida.
In former assistant Greg Frey, who took a similar job at Michigan last month, IU had a nationally recognized offensive line coach who built its line into one of the better units in the Big Ten during his six seasons in Bloomington.
Hiller also brings an impressive resume to Indiana.
His offensive line at USF led the American Athletic Conference and ranked 14th nationally by allowing 15 sacks in 13 games this past fall. South Florida’s 2016 offense ranked fourth nationally in scoring (43.8 points per game), fifth in rushing (285.31 yards per game) and 11th nationally in total offense (511.5 yards per game).
Hiller has previous stops at Cincinnati, Nevada, Arkansas State — where he worked alongside IU coach Tom Allen — and Northwestern State.
Hiller’s hiring comes in the wake of Indiana adding former Michigan quarterbacks Nick Sheridan as its new quarterbacks coach last week.
Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman first reported Hiller’s move to Indiana.