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Saban bailed after one season at Toledo didn't he? JLS bailed on his alma mater after like two months. How much loyalty is there in coaching college football?
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meh, any guy who wears a whistle around his neck on game day he can't use is a clown. Hope was never a good choice there. They had a GREAT coach in Tiller IMO...couldn't do much better. Unrealistic expectations and Tiller is still pretty bitter about it supposedly.
The Purdue position is an interesting one right now. Hope couldn't coach worth a damn, but he heavily recruited the south, especially FL and TX, and got a lot of 3-star guys with a lot of speed that could be developed into very solid players with the right coach. There is talent to work with there.
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Wow. I'm kind of surprised only because they have made (another) bowl game.
After checking a few of the Purdue boards, their AD's comments are quite interesting:
On the new coaches salary: "We are aware of what it will take to compete in the B1G. We are prepared to compete."
On the need for Purdue ties in a new coach: "Ties to Purdue are tie-breakers...not prerequisites"
On the need for a coach that will energize the fans: "Danny was making strides. But we didnt win enough games. We understand that this is a consumer driven market."
On expectations: "When we say 25 [ranked in the top 25] - 85 [85% graduation rate] across all sports we mean it."
Combine that with using Colts office guys and it appears at least that they aren't going cheap here.
The six wins were Western Kentucky, Eastern Michigan, Marshall, Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana. Those are six very bad teams.
The six loses were ND and OSU (both close; Hope choked away the OSU game) and pathetic blowout losses to Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Penn State.
They finished 1 game behind the division champs.
Purdue is back on our schedule next year. In SS. Either they or IU the week before will be our Homecoming game.
I don't think Purdue ever had much Hope.
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Actually, Ohio State is still formally recognized as the division champion
Wisconsin had their worst season since 2008 and Purdue still was closer to being ineligible for a bowl than they were going to the B1G Title game.
I'd be scared to take a MAC coach after the shit Beckman took on Illinois.
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How many coaches have been fired immediately following a three-game winning streak?
Hope isn't coaching the bowl game, right?
Purdue will have an interim coach (Higgins) for presumably the Heart of Dallas Bowl.
Wonder if Jim Caldwell is in the picture? The Indy connection and former college coach.
They didn't factor in that Hope, while a nice guy, was a complete idiot even at 900k.
Sucks to be the bowl that has to take them
This post was edited by Foxbat 20 months ago
Losing Tiller for Purdue was like Minny losing Madon. Both those coaches took their schools to their likely ceiling. At least Purdue didn't fire Tiller. Hope was a terrible hire but long term it's hard to get any true success at Purdue, IU or Minny.
I guess Hope didn't float after all.
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Wasn't it Purdue that forced Tiller to "retire" when he did?
Purdue replaced both their revenue sport head coaches with assistants in waiting: Tiller had Hope and Keady had Painter. Both replacements were on the retiring head coach's staff for his final season to provide a smooth transition.
The Hope experiment failed, and it doesn't look the brightest for MP either as he has not replaced the talent Keady left to him.
Does Purdue still have the same AD that retired Tiller & Keady and brought in Hope & Painter?
Are you laughing at the same clowns who were convinced of the same about Michigan State ?
This post was edited by southernspartan 20 months ago
Keady left absolutely no talent. The cupboard was completely empty. Painter has done well based on where the program was at from 2001 until Keady left in 2005.
Morgan Burke has been their AD since 1993.
I Hope he lands on his feet.
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