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Chiefs’ Deland McCullough moving on to college coaching job

After three seasons in Kansas City, the Chiefs’ running backs coach is headed back to Indiana.

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According to a report from Fox Sports’ Adam Caplan, Kansas City Chiefs running backs coach Deland McCullough is headed for a new job as associate head coach/running backs coach at the University of Indiana.

Per FootballScoop.com, McCullough has some history not just with Indiana, but also with Hoosiers head coach Tom Allen.

McCullough, who previously served as Indiana’s running backs coach for six seasons from 2011-2016 and overlapped in ’16 as Allen was the Hoosiers’ defensive coordinator, has emerged this coaching cycle as a prime prospect with multiple colleges interested, sources told FootballScoop.

He and Allen have maintained a strong relationship through the years.

Though McCullough has spent the past three seasons coaching the Chiefs’ running backs, advancing to the AFC Championship in Year 1, followed by Super Bowl appearances each of the past two seasons, he has primarily coached in the collegiate ranks. McCullough’s collegiate stops that precede his NFL time include a year at Miami (Ohio) as an intern in the program, the six seasons at IU and the 2017 campaign at the University of Southern Cal.

McCullough was a running back for Miami (Ohio) and was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Cincinnati Bengals — but after suffering ligament injuries in a preseason game, he never made an NFL active roster.