The official word: Johnson to Bills

Indiana and the Buffalo Bills made last week’s news official with releases Wednesday. IU offensive line coach Bobby Johnson has left the Hoosiers to join the Bills as an assistant offensive line coach. The release from IU sports information.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana offensive line coach Bobby Johnson has been hired an assistant offensive line coach with the National Football League’s Buffalo Bills. Johnson, who served as IU’s offensive line coach since 2005, will join head coach Chan Gailey’s staff immediately.

“We wish Bobby and his family the very best in Buffalo,” Indiana head coach Bill Lynch said. “Bobby is a bright and passionate coach who cares a great deal about our student-athletes. This is a tremendous opportunity for him and we thank him for his contributions to our program.”

Johnson has spent 15 seasons coaching in the college ranks and is excited to venture into the NFL.

“This is a very exciting opportunity to move to the Buffalo Bills and the National Football League. It is also bittersweet because my family and I have had a lot of great times and memories in Bloomington. We will leave sadly, but we look forward to our future in Buffalo.”


  1. Good things do happen concerning IU football.

    Selecting someone to fill his shoes will be an arduous task. To expand on Mike P.’s comment, the person selected may also become the most important coach on the staff for years to come.

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