Handsome Hour #112: Remembering Purdue's Own Cowboy Joe Tiller
Boilerdowd, J Money, Michael, and Aneesh reminisce about Joe Tiller on the day of his passing. We talk about where Purdue's program was before Tiller's hiring (1:00), the Toledo/ND 1997 debut game combination (6:30), Tiller's letter to Boilerdowd (9:30), why you shouldn't feel dumb if you got emotional about Tiller's death (12:00), Genuine Joe and his legacy "planting seeds in a garden you'll never get to see"(15:30), and what Purdue should do to honor Tiller (18:00).
We then hit on a few of our favorite Tiller game memories (ND '97, ND '04, IU '08, MSU '99, MSU '97, OK State '97) (23:00), Joe and Boilermaker football as a lynchpin for family memories (36:30), and Purdue/Tiller being perfect for each other and his/Arnette Tiller's thoughts about Boiled Sports (43:30). We also declare 2004 as Tiller's best Purdue team (50:00), and walk through our 2000 "Holy Toledo" Rose Bowl memories (56:00).
We end drawing parallels between Tiller and Jeff Brohm (1:10:00), and highlight that Cowboy Joe didn't just raise the bar for Purdue football going forward...he is the bar, and will forever be the measuring stick for every coach on Purdue's sidelines. We'll miss you, Coach.
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