RIP Commodore Hazell, 2013-2016.
The following list is a BS-endorsed, (mostly) realistic selection of coaching candidates to lead Purdue's football program.
The candidates listed range from "will be mentioned in a board room meeting" to "borderline pipe-dream", but we thought having the names out in front of you would make life as a Purdue football fan in 2016 a little easier.

If you like your list in podcast form, we've got you covered.


The Stretches

These dudes aren't coming to Purdue, and even we can't pretend they'll be here.

Monday: The MAC

Because it's too obvious, we'll be highlighting every single current MAC coach, starting with our top tier (PJ Fleck, his rowing accouterments) to the bottom (Paul Haynes, Hazell's successor):

Not all of 'em are old, but they've been hanging around the college football landscape forever (typical retreads). Some are realistic, some are borderline stretches:


Wednesday: The Boiled Sports Consensus Top Tier

These are the guys the BS Crew would *love* leading Purdue into the football future. And then there's Bob Diaco, the guy we think is the best fit as a Morgan Burke-era "typical" hire.

The Top Candidates:    

The "Typical Purdue" Hire


The list of both head coaches and leading assistants that could bring an extremely interesting system to Purdue, starting with Willie Taggart. Again, some will get likely consideration, and some are a borderline pipe-dream:

Friday: The Weird and the Risky

Extreme system coaching, FCS wizkids, and controversial retreads. Find your heart's desire of weirdness right here. Some of them are serious candidates, some are just for our own amusement.

Al Golden  --  Lane Kiffin  --  Kendall/Art Briles
Paul Johnson
  --  Bruce Barnum  --  Pete Lembo
Jim Chaney  --  Brady Hoke  --  Jeff Tedford
Dan Enos  --  Ed Warriner  --  Jedd Fisch

The Constantly Updated List of Recently (or Likely-To-Be) Fired Coaches, or Coaches That Feign Interest

Pretty self-explanatory. Keep visiting this page as coaches pop on and off the hot seat.

Mark Helfrich  --  Gus Malzahn
Derek Mason  --  Brian Kelly
Troy Calhoun

Extensive And Probably Way Too Long Of A Podcast About Every Option Listed On This Page

If you like your coaching search in audio form, we've got you covered. J Money and Aneesh spend 90 minutes talking about Hazell's tenure, along with every single coach mentioned on this page (and a few more, because when we do a coaching search we don't mess around).