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Indiana University set to hire Curt Cignetti to lead Hoosiers football team according to reports

Cignetti comes to IU from James Madison University
Curt Cignetti
Posted at 1:18 PM, Nov 30, 2023
and last updated 2023-11-30 21:25:59-05

BLOOMINGTON — Indiana University has chosen their next head football coach.

Curt Cignetti is set to lead the Hoosiers football team moving forward.

Cignetti, 62, has spent the last five seasons with the James Madison Dukes. This year the Dukes went 11-1 in their regular season schedule.

Cignetti was a member of Nick Saban's original staff when he took over at Alabama in 2007.

In his stints at Indiana University (Pennsylvania), Elon and James Madison, Cignetti holds a 119-35 career record.

"Curt comes to Bloomington with a highly-impressive list of credentials amassed over 41 seasons in college football," IU Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, Scott Dolson, said. "We had a very talented pool of candidates for the job, and we are extremely excited about the selection of Curt to be the next leader of our program."

The Hoosiers made the move to hire Cignetti after seven years under Tom Allen, who was fired on Nov. 26.