PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
Please, PLEASE let this mean the return of Walrusball...
Hazell must not value his job.
I was really wishing Hazell the best. I do not think this bodes well for him. Yipes.
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
...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.
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.
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
After last season, I dont see how Tressel was holding him back at all.
“There are some people addicted to alcohol, some people are addicted to gambling,” Luginbill said. “Urban Meyer is addicted to football, and he’s addicted to winning.”
Per the article Jon Heacock is a part of the staff. Any relation to Jim?
Nothing like dancing on the field in 02...
I believe they are brothers.
And Hazell has just 'sealed' his fate as a B1G coach who will never beat the Buckeyes.
"Get him a body bag, Yeah!"
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.
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.
Hazell must have owed him a favor or lost a bet to him at some point.
Actually, he probably owed Tress the favor.
The world is full of kings & queens who'll blind your eyes & steal your dreams - it's heaven & hell - Ronnie James Dio.
Love Hazell, but bad choice.
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
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.
I dont know karate but i do know crazy and i'm not afraid to use it.
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.
7-8 win at purdue annually would be an amazing feat imo
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.
Love Hazell, but that is an absolutely awful hire.
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.
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.
The good news for Purdue is that Bollman will not be calling plays.
(The resizing function DOES NOT WORK!)
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"
They must have a mustache quota at Purdue.
Thanks for the laugh fellas.
"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)
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?
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.
This might be the key to Purdue no longer being a thorn in our side
"There is a force that makes us all brothers, no one goes his way alone." --Woody Hayes
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
"Because I couldn't go for 3"
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?
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?
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.
Hazell must have lost a bet at some point and this is Bollman collecting.
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)!
Bummer for Purdue
Didn't BC average like some miserable YPC stat this year?
I am the Walrus. Get used to it! Goo goo g'joob!!!
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