Purdue Cans Danny Hope

By Chris Lauderback on November 25, 2012 at 4:30p

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Nick's picture

Wonder if they go after Hazell before other programs do

painterlad's picture

In the next 2-3 years (I'm looking at you, Michigan) the BIG schools will let everyone know if they are going to go all in against the Urban assault or simply fold. If Purdue doesn't spend the money getting a name brand coach (it doesn't have to be top shelf, but no swill either) then they are letting everyone understand that being a pretty good basketball team is enough to make them happy.

To err is human. Really sucking requires having yellow stripes on your helmet.

Northbrook's picture

Danny, get used to it.

Bucksfan's picture

FINALLY.  Start spending some of that B1G money and buy someone off the SEC.

hodge's picture

Derek Dooley would probably be in their price range...

frogbaby236's picture

Some of the Purdue blogs have chatter that they're looking at none other than Jim Tressel.

Jdadams01's picture

I love Tress, but he would get smoked at Purdue. The talent that can be drawn to Ohio State made his system much more successful than it would be at Purdue. Plus, I hear Bollman is busy elsewhere.

M tots's picture

Bollman may not be busy anymore...

frogbaby236's picture

I think Tressel is a descent if not outstanding recruiter, he could do wonders in increasing the talent of Purdue. This isn't a school that needs to go 12-0 every year, a consistent 8-4 would make him a legend.
Also Spaziani got fired today too, so actually Bollman is totally free now.

JozyMozy's picture

doesn't Tressel have a 5 year show-cause? 

FindlayBuck's picture

I would say that there is a less than .5% chance that Tress would have any interest in the Purdue job. The man had his dream job at Ohio State, there's no chance he coaches another B1G school. I really don't think he'll coach anywhere again, he has a stress free job making six figures at Akron, I think he's a satisfied man at this point.

Kurt's picture

Enter Charlie Strong and Darrell Hazell into the discussion please.

lamplighter's picture

why would you leave Lousiville for Purdue - he's no Lee Corso (indiana - close enough)?  Look for Strong to go south - maybe Tenn?

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Bloomington is at least 1000x better than West Lafayette.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

hodge's picture

Strong's going to get good SEC offers this season.  No way does he take on a middling B1G program when he can score an Arkansas (his home state) or Tennessee (just like Michigan-post-RichRod; a historical powerhouse reeling after a failed "young gun" followed up a prominent, albeit aging, coach).  Look for Hazell or even Kirby Smart to get a look.

cplunk's picture

I am available.
i promise to grow a mustache of immense proportions and fight like hell in all non- OSU games. I'll be calling in sick when we play OSU. That's just the way it is. 
Boiler up! -IO! Wait, I got confused.

3technique's picture

I like it.. Compete or seek employment elsewhere..

unknownmusketeer's picture

Title should have read:
(All) Hope is gone from Purdue

DaiTheFlu's picture

I think the SEC is a little ridiculous with some of their expectations (Auburn, Ole Miss, Arkansas), but why does te B1G always settle for mediocrity? Since when should 5-7 be considered acceptable at Iowa? Or 7-5 (soon to be 7-6) at Wisconsin? Wisconsin should have ROLLED in their weak ass division this year, but they go 7-5? Bielema should be on notice. And how is 8-4 acceptable at AACC? They should win 9-10 games every year, period. The B1G is going to continue being mediocre until these AD's start accepting nothing less than excellence and all-out relentless effort. See: Ohio State and one named Meyer, Urban.

We can't stop here; this is bat country...

ticodillo's picture

If Iowa had any brains they would follow suit!

FindlayBuck's picture

Unfortunately the fine folks in charge at Iowa gave Kirk Ferentz an insanely large contract. They probably can't afford to can him. Ferentz may be the most overrated coach in the history of organized tackle football.

ticodillo's picture

Dude looked itup yesterday and found that he's in the top 10 highest paid coaches in the nation, head smack! Pathetic highway robbery! Gets more green than Chip Kelley!

theDuke's picture

Brady Hoke says, "Coaching, what's that?"


BED's picture

Mfw Purdon't hires Gene Chizick



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William's picture

Mfw someone else finally uses mfw on this site:

Alhan's picture

MFW I realized I was old because I had to use the internets to look up what mfw meant:

"Nom nom nom" - Brady Hoke

BED's picture

I have been, you must've just missed me!

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The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Class of 2009