So much for going home again.
Early last year, Mike Hart, a star athlete in high school just outside of Syracuse, joined the Syracuse football program as running backs coach. “It was the one place that I wanted to come back to,” Hart said according to the Syracuse Post-Standard a couple of months later.
Nearly a year later? He’s left home again, this time to take the same coaching position at Indiana. The news was first reported by Scout.com and subsequently confirmed by the Indianapolis Star.
— Matthew Weaver (@MB_Weaver) March 2, 2017
Can confirm IU intends to hire former Michigan Wolverine, Indianapolis Colt Mike Hart as its new running backs coach. #iufb
— Zach Osterman (@ZachOsterman) March 2, 2017
Hart, who played his college football at Michigan and remains the school’s all-time leading rusher, will be reunited in Bloomington with Mike DeBord. IU’s new offensive coordinator, DeBord served as Hart’s coordinator at UM. Nick Sheridan, the Hoosiers’ quarterbacks coach, was a quarterback with the Wolverines whose time in Ann Arbor overlapped with Hart’s.
In addition to the one season at Syracuse, Hart also coached backs at Western Michigan (2014-15) and Eastern Michigan (2012-13).