Indiana Weekly Press Conference - OC Kevin Johns
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Named the top wide receivers coach in the Big Ten on March 2, 2011, by Rivals.com.
Wide receiver Cody Latimer was selected in the second round (56th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos. Fellow wideout Kofi Hughes signed an undrafted free agent contract with the Houston Texans.
Mentored seven all-conference honorees and five players who have moved on to the NFL in his career.
During his tenure, the Hoosiers offense has set 22 school records, including points, total yardage and passing yardage in a single season.
Topped the Big Ten in passing offense in back-to-back campaigns (2012 and 2013).
Achieved single-season program records with 6,102 total yards, 508.5 per game, 461 points, 38.4 per game, 36 passing touchdowns, 62 total scores and 300 first downs in 2013, and averaged over 300 passing yards and 200 rushing yards in the same year for the first time.
One of six teams (Baylor, Colorado State, Florida State, Marshall and Oregon) nationally to rank in the top 30 in scoring, total, passing and rushing offense and one of three programs (Baylor and Florida State) to average over 300 passing yards and 200 rushing yards.
Led the Big Ten is passing (17th nationally), finished second in scoring (16th) and total offense (T-9th), and fourth in rushing (30th).
IU was the only team in the FBS with four players with 100 receptions and 1,000 yards in their careers, the first team since 2011 and the first Big Ten team since 2008.
Indiana also became the first team in Big Ten history, the only team in the FBS and the first team since 2011 with five 1,000-yard pass-catchers playing together at one time.
Latimer earned second team All-Big Ten honors and closed out his career tied for fourth in 100-yard games (seventh) and seventh in yardage (2,042) and catches (135) on the Hoosiers all-time lists.
Hughes wrapped up his career tied for sixth in 100-yard games (six), eighth in yardage (1,956) and tied for 10th in receptions (132) in IU history.
Shane Wynn finished second in the Big Ten and tied for 19th nationally with 11 touchdowns, which ranks third on the Indiana single-season chart. He enters 2014 tied for fifth in receiving touchdowns (17), tied for eighth in catches (133) and 17th in receiving yardage (1,490) on the Hoosiers all-time charts.
Nate Sudfeld (21 passing, one rushing) and Tre Roberson (15 passing, five rushing) accounted for 20-plus TDs. It is believed to be the first time in FBS history that quarterbacks on the same team have done so in the same season.
IU sat atop the Big Ten in passing offense (311.2), which ranked 17th nationally, and set program records for passing yardage (3,734), completions (331) and attempts (540) in 2012.
Latimer (67.1, 4.2), Wynn (55.0, 5.7) and Hughes (58.1, 3.9) each ranked in the Big Ten's top 10 in receptions and yardage per game. Indiana was the only conference team with a trio in the top 10 in either category.
Quarterback Cameron Coffman ranked second in the Big Ten in passing yards per game, completions and attempts, third in passing yards, tied for third in touchdowns and fourth in total offense.
Sudfeld became the third true freshman quarterback in school history to play and went on to collect honorable mention BTN.com All-Big Ten freshman honors.
Spent the 2004-10 seasons at Northwestern University, including the last five as wide receivers coach. Johns was running backs coach in 2004 and 2005 and was appointed recruiting coordinator in July of 2006, a position he held until January of 2008, when he assumed the role of passing game coordinator.
Coached Jeremy Ebert, who collected 2010 first team All-Big Ten honors and was selected in the seventh round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. He wrapped up the season with a conference-best 73.3 receiving yards per game.
Ebert tied for fifth on NU's single-season receiving TDs list with eight, ninth on the single-season receptions list with 62 and fourth on the single-season yardage list with 953.
Second team All-Big Ten honoree Zeke Markshausen (91 receptions, 7.0 per game) ranked second in the Big Ten and 13th in the nation in catches per game in 2009. Andrew Brewer tied for second in NU single-season history with nine touchdown catches. The 2009 Wildcats ranked first in the Big Ten and 13th nationally in passing offense.
Eric Peterman, along with Ross Lane, both closed their careers with 2,000-plus receiving yards and ranked in Northwestern's top 10 in catches, receiving yards and touchdowns.
In 2007, Peterman earned a Rivals.com All-Big Ten nod after leading the squad with 66 catches for 744 yards, the seventh-best single-season receptions total in NU lore. For the first time in school history, four players finished the year with 45-or-more receptions.
Tutored honorable mention All-Big Ten wide receiver Shaun Herbert in 2006. Herbert ended his career fourth on NU's all-time receptions list with 168.
As running backs coach, mentored Noah Herron, who earned second team All-Big Ten honors, and Tyrell Sutton, the 2005 Big Ten Freshman of the Year and the 2005 Sporting News National Offensive Freshman of the Year.
Herron was the nation's 14th-leading rusher (115.1 ypg) and a Senior Bowl invitee in 2004. He was later drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Sutton recorded the eighth-best rushing season in the country with 122.8 yards per game.
NU's offensive graduate assistant for three seasons from 1999-2001 under Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson, who served as the offensive coordinator.
Worked as the University of Richmond's receivers coach for the 2002 and 2003 seasons.
In his two-year stint as a starting quarterback at the University of Dayton, Johns recorded a 20-1 record and was named a Division I-AA All-American.
Graduated from Dayton with a bachelor of science degree in mathematics in 1998. In August 2001, he received his master's degree from Northwestern's School of Education and Social Policy.
Kevin and his wife, Krista, have twin sons, Logan and Tyler (9), and a third son, Carter (7).
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