Jim Bollman is B1G Again

By Ramzy Nasrallah on January 14, 2013 at 9:11a

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beserkr29's picture

Please, PLEASE let this mean the return of Walrusball...

GoBucks713's picture

Hazell must not value his job.

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Crimson's picture

I was really wishing Hazell the best.  I do not think this bodes well for him.  Yipes.

kevinfrenchfry's picture

wow really kind of surprised at this one. don't really see what he brings to a program especially in the 2013 college football scene but hazells the men so hopefully he wont let walrusball happen there, even walrusball would be a regression for purdue

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

...oppposed to running a 5 wide spread, not controlling the clock, and not being able to run for 1 yard when you need one?  I think this is a great move for Purdue. Hazell and Bollman are the best thing Purdue has had since Tiller. We get another team to abandon the soft spread passing mentality and become a better, balanced conference.

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

AndyVance's picture

Well that's... interesting... To quote Clark W. Griswold, I couldn't be more surprised then if I woke up with my head sewn to the carpet.

Nik's picture

kinda makes you wonder if Tressel was holding him back.  There must be something Hazell sees in him to think he'd be an asset to Purdue

lcrumley89's picture

After last season, I dont see how Tressel was holding him back at all.

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toad1204's picture

Per the article Jon Heacock is a part of the staff.  Any relation to Jim?

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brandonbauer87's picture

I believe they are brothers. 

cinserious's picture

And Hazell has just 'sealed' his fate as a B1G coach who will never beat the Buckeyes.

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Doc's picture

This is like waking up on Christmas and finding all of your wish list under the tree.  Bollman will drag Purdont back to the stone age in a matter of weeks.

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causeicouldntgo43's picture

I imagine its comforting for Hazell to have someone on staff that he worked with before, someone who has a lot of experience such as Bollman. Perhaps he even owes something to Bollman, maybe he was helped by him in some way during their OSU days together.
It's hard to do in business, and I assume it to be equally hard in coaching, to not hire those you are familiar with versus finding the best. It's also tough to cut ties when things aren't working out. Loyalty has its limits, or should. Meyer understands this big time. Hazell may have to learn it or suffer the consequenses - I am rooting for him to succeed, not just against the Buckeyes. 

Jdadams01's picture

Hazell must have owed him a favor or lost a bet to him at some point.

Jdadams01's picture

Actually, he probably owed Tress the favor.

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O-H-I-Owe-U's picture

Love Hazell, but bad choice.

bucknutz18's picture

Guy recruited well and the players loved him.  Honestly not a bad hire considering the guy is one year removed from OC and playcalling suties at ohio state.  Will be able to snatch up second tier Ohio players now

brglr14's picture

players loved him because he didnt push em or make them work. he was a lazy coach. and we wonder why purdue is what they are.

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Kurt's picture

While Hazell did a miraculous job of getting Kent State to 11 wins, I saw them play in person against Army and the offense seemed to borrow a lot of the worst attributes of Tressel's offenses: a 'multiple offense' which is essentailly a grab-bag of everything and anything but ultimately nothing cohesive.  
There are surely a countless number of o-line coaches out there that would've made for better hires.  Oh well, they'll get Purdue back to 7-8 wins a year.

Nick's picture

7-8 win at purdue annually would be an amazing feat imo

Kurt's picture

Right, the thing is we need better for the conference...we need to think of Purdue as a winner...a team that at a low-end wins 7 games a year, but can occasionally rip off a 10-11 or even 12 win season.  The problem is the B1G doesn't have that depth right now.  If Hazell is hiring Bollman I don't know that I could see him getting them to double-digit wins.

Riggins's picture

Love Hazell, but that is an absolutely awful hire.

dja.ohio's picture

I was really hoping Bollman would retire, or at least move to an obscure DIII school, to help keep Ramzy's Walrus Tourette's under control. Now we get to look forward to more involuntary Walrus outbursts from Ramzy. 

toledobuckeyefanjim's picture

If Bollman's the new OL coach at Purdue, that's great for the Buckeyes. I can see it now for Purdue's running game stats vs. OSU: 35 carries, 89 yards. Pass blocking: at least 2 sacks for the Buckeyes. Maybe Hazel just doesn't want to beat the Buckeyes and we won't have to worry about them any more.

tennbuckeye19's picture

The good news for Purdue is that Bollman will not be calling plays. 

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cinserious's picture

Oh, I see him, He's on the offensive line showing kids how to play right tackle!
"and this is how to false start kids"

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Earle's picture

They must have a mustache quota at Purdue.

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RBuck's picture

Thanks for the laugh fellas.

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cinserious's picture

Wasn't there an article on 11W a couple weeks ago about the coaches hired in the SEC compared to the coaches hired in the B1G?

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flipbuckeye's picture

Am I the only one that loves this? It'll be nice being on the other side of Walrusball. Might be the best game our defensive line plays all year.

Killer nuts's picture

This might be the key to Purdue no longer being a thorn in our side

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harleymanjax's picture

After seeing what Purdue pays it's staff it's safe to assume a qualified coach wouldn't settle for that amount so the Walrus was the only option

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Estrada's picture

This is a really solid point, with that shallow of a pocketbook you can't really expect much in the way of talent.
And as someone below mentioned, maybe the ol' Walrus will be a better O-Line coach when he doesn't have to worry about being the O-Coordinator (which he isn't).  I mean, that has to help...right?

rkylet83's picture

I really like Darrell Hazel, but I really have to question his judgement after this.  Is the budget situation that bad at Purdue that they have to pay their assistants with beach balls and frozen shrimp?

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JKH1232's picture

Honestly, this isn't too poor of a decision, when you consider a few things:
1) He's the O-Line coach, and doesn't seem like he'll have playcalling responsibiliies.  We can complain about O-Line development here, but, he certainly did a good job of recruiting guys.  Purdue will probably recruit more talented linemen, and Bollman won't have to stretch to playcalling.
2) Hazell and his crew seems pretty young.  A more experienced guy, who's seen a lot can be a big asset for that crew.  Also, I don't know, but it's possible that Bollman is a good evaluator of talent or film study guy.  If he is, he can bring that to the table and be an asset.
3) Purdue doesn't have a pile of money for assistants.  This guy's a known quantity at a known price.  I you know what you're getting, and are prepared to use his talents and work around his weaknesses, you can do worse.

Devin1024's picture

Hazell must have lost a bet at some point and this is Bollman collecting.

LadyBuck's picture

The bright side is that when our fans start whining about how great Tress's [insert anything] compared to how Urbz runs things, we will always have the Purdue game to remind us otherwise.
Long live Walrusball (not at OSU)!

gbdawg's picture

Bummer for Purdue

onetwentyeight's picture

Didn't BC average like some miserable YPC stat this year?

741's picture

I am the Walrus. Get used to it! Goo goo g'joob!!!