Tom Allen is being fired Sunday morning after another disastrous season for Indiana according to multiple reports from Bloomington.

Zach Osterman with the Indy Star was the first to report the news of Allen’s firing. Allen experienced a brief resurgence of the Hoosiers with winning records and bowl games in 2019 and 2020, but the wheels had fallen off since the start of the 2021 season. Recruiting also struggled over that stretch, and a large buyout was not enough to save Allen for the 2024 season.

Allen grew up and played high school football in Indiana and spent time in the state as a high school coach. He originally joined the Hoosiers in 2016 as the defensive coordinator for Kevin Wilson and assumed the full-time job after serving as the interim coach in a bowl game that year.

After a pair of 5-7 seasons to begin his tenure, Allen elevated the program to 8 wins and a bowl game in 2019. Across 2019-20, the Hoosiers went 14-7 but could not secure a win in two bowl appearances.

The 2021 season ultimately saw the beginning of the end for Allen’s time with the program as injuries, a stagnant offense and a lackluster defense doomed the Hoosiers. Michael Penix Jr. appeared in just 5 games during an injury-plagued campaign before transferring to Washington.

From 2021-23, Indiana went 9-27 overall with just 3 wins in B1G play. Allen finishes his time with the program 33-49 overall (18-43 in B1G play).