A Few More Hazell Thoughts

thanks, PurdueSports.com

-If you were just a normal schmoe out of college making $45,000 and you got a raise similar to Darrell Hazell's, tomorrow, you'd be making a bit over $300K.  That's not too bad, if you're into that sort of thing.

-Purdue's football program, in a very down year generated nearly four times the revenue that Kent State generated in an extremely-good year in which nearly every ticket for home games was sold.

-Darrell Hazell's flashes won 6 road games this season.  Two of those teams (Bowling Green and Rutgers) are going to bowls.

-Their best wins were Bowling Green, Rutgers, Ohio and Ball State.

-Their two losses were on opposite ends of the spectrum- a head-scratching, crushing defeat at the hands of Kentucky...and an overtime loss to NIU in the MAC championship.

-His Flashes are playing in the GoDaddy.com Bowl on January 6th...he's still trying to find a way in which he can coach the game...but doesn't know yet if it will happen.

-His players seem to harbor no ill will toward him for leaving...and the players he used to coach talk glowingly about him as do the coaches that used to work with him (from what I've read).

-The press conference is at 7:00pm tonight...and BTN will air it (nice of them).

-Am I the only one already looking forward to the Black/Gold game?

Addendum-
Hazell's press conference from Akron today:

The Hazell Hiring Handsome Hour

The Hazell Handsome Hour - Tonight at 9:30 PM

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