"Jim's a tough guy and you can see his personality is all over this football team," Fitzgerald said.
Purdue Hires Darrel Hazel (former Kent State HC)
So, Butch Jones to Wisconsin then...
If by Butch Jones, you mean Paul Chryst, then yes.
but Hazel doesn't have a moustache.
and plans to comply
I'm guessing he's had one in the past and includes a pic in his resume because anyone can grow a 'stache but few can look like a walrus.
now purdue can keep danny hopes monogrammed shirts for Hazel. Money saving tip.
Here's to hoping it works out for them. I was hoping Purdue would approach this coaching search guns blazing and maybe go after a guy like Narduzzi or Kirby Smart (even though Smart is too good for Purdue), but who knows, maybe this will prove to be a great hire.
That's a pretty nice pickup for Purdue
MACtion!!!!! Seriously though, pretty good hire IMO
Another Buckeye ex coach. Fantastic. Add him to the list (Dantonio, Beckman).
I'm sure his DC Jon Heacock will follow him. He's the brother of Jim who was sweatervest's DC. Jon also was DC under Tressel at YSU, DC at Indiana under Cam Cameron, & Youngstown State HC 2001-2009
Heacock got the Indiana job by riding Tressel's coat tails and was fired because he turned Indiana into the worst defense in D-1 and then ran YSU into the ground after Tressel.
2012 Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year, only losses were to Kentucky and #18 Northern Illinois(in 2 OT), and beat everyone else including Rutgers. Jim Tressel Wide Receivers coach from 2004-2010
Pretty good hire imo.
Butch Jones to Wisconsin also makes a ton of sense...
That's what I'm thinking too.
He was a buckeye assistant before Kent State. I wonder if he will Proclaim a hatred towards Michigan. Doubtful, but you never know with stupid Bucks.
purdue might as well be a MAC team. Their facilities and athletic programs are equal to MAC teams.
Hazell will give them just enough wins 4-7 to justify keeping him too long and not really threatening us.
Good luck to him as ND goes into full glory and Wilson keeps a few more 4* at IU.
Beckmann and Hazell can fight for table scraps.
Any theories as to why all these announcements are being precipitated in such a short timeframe ?
The season just ended...
Someone photoshop him with a mustache!
umm... twitter is saying Not so fast, my friend
Purdue fan retweeting BlackAndGold, which is the Purdue Rivals site, I think. Tweets like this are starting to appear with some frequency now, though many media outlets are simply saying "not so fast" on the Hazell talk, and a few are saying an agreement might still be possible. Lots of people still reporting these talks in some stage of finality / collapse / the tweet below -
— Derek Schultz (@Schultz1260) December 5, 2012
EDIT: There's also Tim May from the Columbus Dispatch:
A source very close to Darrell Hazell just told me the report about him taking the Purdue job is "not true," at least not yet. FWIW
— Tim May (@TIM_MAYsports) December 4, 2012
This is one big ball of confusion right now.
LATE EDIT: BTN going with "Hazell To Purdue" as of a few minutes ago - http://btn.com/2012/12/04/dienhart
scroll to the latest comments in the link from OP to see the saga unfold
Not sure how to embed tweets, but Goldandblack (purdue's rivals site) also tweeted about the holdup and at one point tweeted that Hazell told KSU players he's not leaving for purdue, but has taken down the tweet since then.
The holdup could be because of contractual negotiations, but could also be Hazell waiting out on other openings (potential opening at cinci - Hazell is Ohio guy and probably want to stay in state and join/be successor of Meyer; also potential offers from Cal, Wiscy or Pitt if PC is gone to Wiscy)
There's still ppl claiming that the negotiations will get done today and Purdue has scheduled the press conference for tomorrow, but they really should try to seal the deal ASAP with dominoes falling at wiscy and with Butch Jones deciding soon
Woops, wrong thread. Here's a funny picture...
Hmmm, stealing Reddit gold are we?
So today's coaching round table has taught us:
SEC > Pac 12 > Big Ten = Big East > MAC
Congratulations, Mr. Delany, the Big Ten has certainly been improving under your watch.
multiple sources saying it's Hazell after all (Espn, fox, Feldman from CBS)
Maybe Wiscy hanging around made Purdue upped their offer
The Purdue fans seem to be really high on Hazell. I admit, I don't know much about him, but I've looked at his resume. Why such great enthusiasm? Is it just that anybody would be better than Hope? This, his second season as a HC has been a great season for him, but did he even recruit any of the starters?
So I just looked him up.... this is bullshit. He will never look like a walrus. Even if he grew the 'stachiest 'stache
Name 2 former Kent State coaches that went on to win a NC. You never know.