Former Hoosier McDaniel Joins IU Staff
January 21, 2013 – BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson announced Tuesday that Larry McDaniel will serve as the program’s defensive line coach. McDaniel has spent the last three years as the defensive line coach at Bowling Green State University.
“Larry is a very impressive coach and has always been on our radar,” Wilson said. “He is a former Hoosier captain, graduate assistant and Kelley School of Business alum. Larry has coached the MAC Defensive Player of the Year two of the last four seasons. His linemen are always fundamentally sound, physical and well coached. Larry is a great fit for what we want to accomplish on defense and we welcome him, his wife Arlena, and their three children to Indiana.”
McDaniel was a four-year starter (1989-92) at nose guard and a senior captain with the Hoosiers. He graduated in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in business management.
“I am so happy Coach Wilson reached out to me and gave me this opportunity,” McDaniel said. “It’s a thrill to come back to Indiana University. Where I am in the coaching industry is a direct result of what I learned from my mentors at IU. Coach Bill Mallory was instrumental in my development as a coach and a man. To have the chance to give that knowledge back to these young men at Indiana is a dream come true.”
Bowling Green won the 2013 MAC Championship, played in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl and went 10-4. The Falcons defense recorded 30 sacks, led by defensive tackle Ted Ouellet’s 6.5. Ouellet added 32 tackles, eight tackles for loss and seven quarterback hurries en route to second team all-conference honors.
McDaniel’s defensive line was one of the strongest and deepest units in the MAC, holding opponents to a league-best 150.6 yards per game on the ground.
In 2012, Bowling Green finished 10th in the country with 38 sacks. Defensive tackle Chris Jones was eighth in the country with 12.5 sacks and tied for 11th with 19 tackles for loss.