Hazell Out at Purdue
According to GBI (then later other outlets), Darrell Hazell has been fired as Purdue's head football coach Sunday afternoon. WR coach / recruiting coordinator Gerad Parker will step in as the interim head coach until a permanent replacement is hired, a process that has undoubtedly already been started, but probably won't conclude until the end of the regular season.
Hazell arrived at Purdue full of excitement and expectation. He was a young, exciting head coach with an impeccable pedigree who had achieved success at Kent State, one of the worst college football programs in history. He was never able to get off the ground at Purdue, however, never winning more than one conference game per season in the three-and-a-half years he spent as the Head Coach at Purdue. Fan anger (slowly evolving to apathy) coupled with embarrassing losses to Maryland and Iowa this season and a contract buy-out that would not have been affected by the timing of his firing help push Hazell out of town as newly minted Athletic Director Mike Bobinski looks to inject some much-needed life into the failing football program.
Your friendly local basement-dwelling bloggers here at Boiled Sports aren't completely blind and dumb and thus have been able to prepare for this, and as such we will have much more on the firing and potential replacements in the weeks to come.