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IU football’s Kane Wommack hired as South Alabama’s head coach

<p>Head coach Tom Allen and defensive coordinator Kane Wommack talk to junior defensive back Devon Matthews and junior linebacker Cam Jones on Oct. 24 in Memorial Stadium. Wommack has been hired as the head coach at the University of South Alabama.</p>

Head coach Tom Allen and defensive coordinator Kane Wommack talk to junior defensive back Devon Matthews and junior linebacker Cam Jones on Oct. 24 in Memorial Stadium. Wommack has been hired as the head coach at the University of South Alabama.

IU football defensive coordinator Kane Wommack has reportedly been hired as head coach at the University of South Alabama.

"I cannot say enough great things about Kane Wommack. I appreciate him so much and all that he has brought to our program," IU head coach Tom Allen said in a statement. "I am so excited for him and the opportunity that he has been given. South Alabama is a place that he is familiar with and has done a great job previously as a defensive coordinator."

Wommack was the defensive coordinator at South Alabama from 2016-17, where he was the youngest coordinator in the Football Bowl Series.

Wommack was hired as IU’s defensive coordinator in December 2018 after Tom Allen was promoted to head coach.

IU is fifth in the Big Ten in total defense under Wommack. The Hoosiers are first in the FBS in red zone defense and interceptions.

"To be the head coach at the University of South Alabama is the opportunity of a lifetime!" Wommack said in a press release. "My staff and I will lead the Jaguars with a respect that honors those who have built this program; relational coaching that transforms the lives of our student-athletes; and, a contagious intensity that ignites and expands our great fan base.  Our best is yet to come, GO JAGS!"

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