Football Display Case
good luck gents
You may be getting ahead of yourself, MLive dude. Drake Harris had 8 catches for 243 yards against Watts-Jackson's OLSM last fall.
i find this extremely interesting
i may have altered the title
i thought this was america
like I said on twitter: that was almost as intense as Iowa NIT games
...talks about how UConn hasn't been in contact and how they're out. (HT: UMHoops)
Jalen, Burke, and Simmons.
Mike Hart the heavy favorite in the trolling competition
just what the Pistons need: a third string center. Joe Dumars was replaced by a mean ol' alien a few years back you guys.
this would be a close approximation of hypothetical graduation speech
no you guys they're just super pumped about COLLLLLLLLLLLLEGE
not a surprise
Not a huge surprise, but I expected another year given their bowl eligibility
Who gets this gig? Narduzzi? The Kent St. coach?
Per the article, Dave Doeren from NIU might get a look, and for some reason, the "Tressel to all schools" came up at the end of this piece. Doeren would be interesting and this would be a "next level" job for him - he was the DC at Wisconsin and has led NIU to two straight 11-win seasons.
"Funny isn't it, how naughty dentists always make that one fatal mistake."
Follow the random tweets of a Michigan alum - http://twitter.com/#!/LorneEC3
Doesn't JT have a show-cause for another few years? Maybe I'm wrong
until 2016 according to hammer and rails.
Yeah, well... I'm gonna go build my own theme park, with blackjack and hookers. In fact, forget the park!
Also, he doesn't have a mustache (neither does Doeren), which is a must for the modern Purdue coach. As far as I know, Jerry Kill is the only viable option.
-Yay, another mustache joke.
--Do I fit in yet?
Purdue only hires guys with terrible 1980s mustaches. In before delete!
Temple Head Football Coach - Steve Addazio
If the haters don't hate you then you're doing something wrong. - David Cone
"I love him, he's a great coach, he's a great mentor, he's a great friend. He's every single thing you want a college coach to be, and he does it flawlessly." -David Molk
Not a surprise. Not a big deal, but why is information about a B1G coach OT?
Probably just standard precaution with this crowd.
Glad you said it, and not me.
There's a time and a place for spontaneity.
Tough call to can Hoke but they have not moved ahead and they have some talent at Purdue. Will not be surprised if they pick a MAC coach.
Brady Hoke - High quality recruits one or two at a time.
In their division Purdue finished a game behind Wisconsin and well back of Penn State and Ohio State. They lost by 3 at ND and took OSU to OT in Columbus.
This seems like a change for change's sake at a middle of the pack program. College football is a zero sum game (win or lose) and somebody has to finish in the middle of the standings. I don't see a coach making them better than the programs above them without finding the next Drew Brees, and that will be no easy task.
It is spelled HOKEAMANIA. Our coach is an ass-kicking American citizen, not one of the Beatles, for Christ's sake!
Maybe this is an instance of a Big Ten school burning through some of that BTN money that is pouring in. Why not take a stab at someone decent, instead of the same old promote from the MAC?
Of course, this being Purdue...they'll hire someone completely boring and unwhelming. One can hope though...
Hot dogs are the devil.
Purdue has won 53% of their games all time. The last two seasons Hope has won 52% of his games.
As an AD the choice is between admitting you are Purdue or acting like there is more hope without Hope. One of those choices probably helps you sell more tickets than the other.
that ever came out of the MAC.
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift
The irony of a Michigan fan being derisive about hiring out of the MAC.
Brady Hoke, Randy Walker...yeah, all those crappy MAC coaches.
"The Ruhr will not be subjected to a single bomb. If an enemy bomber reaches the Ruhr, my name is not Hermann Göring: you can call me Urban Meyer!"
Don't get greedy!
But you have to keep in mind, the coach before Hope - Joe Tiller - was much more successful, and not just when Brees was there. Tiller went 87-62 at Purdue and 53-43 in league play. Hope went 21-27 and 12-19, respectively. Their goal is obviously to find another Tiller. Hope seemed unlikely to be that guy.
I'm definitely not a Danny Hope fan, so I can see them wanting to go in another direction. I just think it is unlikely that they find another Tiller. He brought an offense nobody had really seen before, especially in the Big Ten (those first few games they played against ND were comical with the Irish having no idea how to defend bubble screens then getting burned over the top). And there isn't a lot of room to jump up in the standings except when PSU begins to feel the sanctions. Michigan, OSU, Wisconsin, MSU, and Nebraska are all stronger now and have more institutional advantages. They are already ahead of Iowa (could easily slip behind them), Illinois, and Indiana. On the recruiting trail, I think Pat Fitzgerald selling Northwestern academics probably has more to offer than new guy at Purdue, especially when you consider who they could actually get to take the job.
It's definitely not the easiest sell. They need to find a guy who can win without the greatest talent. Maybe Glen Mason wants another job?
I didn't know that our dear leader coached Purdue as well.
has defaulted to Hoke when I type Hope. Tried to edit but I am blocked out.
This opening has Darrell Hazell written all over it.
Does the Mustache stay and get passed on to the next coach, or are they expected to bring their own?
"that's why you don't go to Ohio State, Lawrence"
Maybe they should call Tim Beckman... He seemed ready for the big leagues. Oh wait, 2012 just happened...
Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here.
Weird fact about the Purdue locker rooms: they're actually in a separate little building from the stadium. You leave the stadium to go in the locker room. That struck me as kind of small-timey.
They won't ever really compete in football. Same for Minnesota, Indiana, Rutgers, and Maryland.
I basically agree with that, but here's a list of Big Ten schools that have made it to the Final Four since Purdue's last trip there:
- - -
AFAIK Nebraska, Northwestern, and Penn State have never been there. Iowa's last trip was 1980 (same as Purdue). 30+ years ago ...
Purdue was a b-ball regular season co-champ in 2010.
Michigan Resurgent? Michigan Resurgent!
The beatings will continue until the uniforms improve!
Rutgers and Maryland might. They don't have a lot of history, but they're the flagship schools of talent-rich states.
Are very high school-y.
Hire John L Smith
All Hope is lost in West Lafayette.
Great job for Narduzzi.
THIS IS MICHIGAN
Bad hire in the first place. He wasn't very good at Eastern Kentucky.
Who does Purdue think they are?
Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
- Vince Lombardi
in Indiana that has to compete with ND, NW, Ohio, IL, MI, MSU & IN for decent players. Moreover, they pay their HC squat & have little tradition. Yes, I want to be a Boilermaker!!
"If fans don't come to the ballpark, you can't stop em."
I want Tressel to take the gig so we can start beating him every year
When your team is winning, be ready to be tough, because winning can make you soft. On the other hand, when your team is losing, stick by them. Keep believing. -- Bo Schembechler
Narduzzi gets a look.
purdue students don't give a shit. basketball school.
Brady Hoke: Kicking Ass And Signing Names On The Recruiting Trail