Purdue Rode a Bus to Rensselaer, Indiana... For Practice!?

August 14, 2014 at 2:09p    by DJ Byrnes    
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Purdue will go on the road five times this season, and second-year frontman Darrell Hazell wants his team to be prepared... for riding a bus.

Yes, even with BTN in town to observe camp, Hazell and his crackpot associates hatched a scheme back in March in order to simulate an away game experience.

From Chris Vannini of CoachingSearch.com:

“We thought it would be a good idea to shake things up,” Hazell said. “We told the guys last night to pack their backs. We’re not telling you where we’re going. We take the road five times this year. I think it’s very important that we go do a different environment, that we learn how to adapt quickly and realize that the only important things are the things that happen between the line.”

Granted, I have to pay to be within 100 yards of a D-1 college football team, but I think teams usually know where they're headed on game days. Hazell made it sound like they were about to be shuffled off by a coyote at the crack of dawn. (We could never get that lucky.)

And why, if the important things happen "between the line," is Purdue spending allotted camp hours on a bus ride to some place called Rensselaer? (The only thing I need to know about Rensselaer, Indiana,  is that I never want to find myself in Rensselaer, Indiana.)

But... whatever, Purdue. Just try not to embarrass yourselves out there this year.



Buckeye in Illini country's picture
Their driver:

Good, great, grand, wonderful. No YELLING on the bus!

Columbus to Pasadena: 35 hours.  We're on a road trip through the desert looking for strippers and cocaine... and Rose Bowl wins!

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Dougger's picture

haha look at the kids in the back of the gif. No idea what's happening.

*facepalm* Get it together Purdue

I like football

Hovenaut's picture

God bless Hazell, I feel almost guilt...nevermind. It's still Purdue...

I don't advocare in the world...

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Fatpants's picture

Holy shit practice winning at home first........

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Buckeye in Illini country's picture

It's hard to do when their players get flat out leveled.

Columbus to Pasadena: 35 hours.  We're on a road trip through the desert looking for strippers and cocaine... and Rose Bowl wins!

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Fatpants's picture


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bethmowins's picture
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Hovenaut's picture

Hey, at least EzE gave their cheerleaders something to, ah, cheer about...


I don't advocare in the world...

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The Urban Legend's picture

Her reaction is priceless. Long live Purdue (But preferably not in the Big Ten). 

The Legend continues

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BierStube's picture

Was looking at funny bus themed gifs ... this one cracked me up ..

"No matter where you go, there you are." B. Banzai

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shaggybuckeye's picture

took me a second to realize what was going on. Once I did I couldn't stop watching it. That is freaking great!

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BuckAlum35's picture

"Guys, we may not win a single game this season...but with God as my witness, we will be the best damn bus riders in college football!"

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Jack Burton's picture

"We know a lot of you young men were told you'd be traveling on our boilermaker when you committed to Purdue. Well, tough shit, get on the bus!"

It's all in the reflexes - Me

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Kindell's picture

This is smart by Hazell. How can he go on the hot seat now when he can point to where they were at. Baby steps.

Nick_Satan's picture

I actually think  it would be pretty cool if urban and the bucks were to some how show up in my home town. and start to practice on the high school field. I know Tress took a trip to Kenyon College. Nothing like  changing it up a little bit.

Knarcisi's picture

In football terms, the bus is short, but the passenger list is long but distinguished. 

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FROMTHE18's picture

man is Purdue bad. eesh 

apack614's picture


As the kids say nowadays

"If we worked half as hard as our band, we'd be champions." - Woody Hayes

OSU_ALUM_05's picture

Another member started using this for Purdue ..but it's a good one

Your story about Jim Harbaugh is cool.  Tell it again.

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vitaminB's picture

How does one pack your back?