Rivals is reporting that Vols Offensive Coordinator Mike DeBord is leaving the University of Tennessee.
— Austin Price (@AustinPriceless) January 3, 2017
Can confirm Mike DeBord exits Tennessee, will take IU offensive coordinator spot.
— John Brice (@JohnBrice247) January 3, 2017
SOURCE: Mike DeBord’s family/grandkids live in Bloomington, IN…
He wanted to retire to be closer to family but now gets both w/ IU OC job
— A to Z Sports (@AtoZSports) January 3, 2017
2016 was his second season running the plays for Butch Jones’ offense. In 2016, Josh Dobbs set career highs for passing yards (2,946) and touchdowns (27). Tennessee ranked second in points per game in the SEC, trailing only Alabama.
However, DeBord received weekly criticism for his play calling from fans. The fact that DeBord found another job is a big win for Butch Jones and Tennessee.