Indiana football hires former Iowa State coach Courtney Messingham to offensive quality control


Former Iowa State football offensive coordinator Courtney Messingham has been hired by the Indiana Hoosiers to an offensive quality control position.

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According to 247Sports, Messingham was hired alongside many other additions to the coaching staff for next season.

"Per source, the following coaches are joining the Indiana staff: former Iowa State offensive coordinator Courtney Messingham (offensive quality control), former Valpo assistant Kasey Teegardin (quality control assistant), Bowling Green grad assistant Mike Pechac (grad assistant), former FAU wide receivers / recruiting coordinator Jeff Sims (senior director of recruiting), and TCU quality control assistant Ryan McInerney (quality control assistant)."

Messingham was fired a day after the season was over in December, as the offense never was consistent during his five year tenure at Iowa State, usually being one of the worst offenses nationally. The following is where the Cyclones were ranked in total offense nationally at the end of the season:

  • 2009: 73rd
  • 2010: 99th
  • 2011: 60th
  • 2012: 94th
  • 2013: 97th

Messingham joined Paul Rhoads when he became the new head coach for Iowa State back in 2009.

Injuries on the offensive line and quarterback Sam Richardson getting banged up in the season opener against Northern Iowa certainly plagued the season, but the decision to cut ties with Messingham probably reflected more on some of his play calling throughout the season.

Interestingly enough, highly-sought out recruit, multi-position Tommy Mister, eventually wavered on his commitment from Iowa State and committed to Indiana shortly after Messingham and running backs coach Kenith Pope was fired.