Purdue hires MAC coaches all the time, so we said "screw it, why not write about every active MAC coach". We hope you like the non-PJ Fleck candidates, too.

Phillip John "PJ" Fleck, Western Michigan HC





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Terry Bowden, Akron HC

A 60 year old man, whose only Power 5 coaching success came almost two decades ago, ain’t the best recipe for success.

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Jason Candle, Toledo HC

A home run swing on a super young coach. What do we have to lose?

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Chris Creighton, Eastern Michigan HC

Creighton would be a perfectly OK, super boring hire for Purdue.

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Frank Solich, Ohio HC

Frank Solich will be coaching mediocre bowl games long after we're all dead. Long live Frank Solich.

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Mike Neu, Ball State HC

Mike Neu knows Drew Brees, and might be a good football coach (eventually). But not right now.

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Paul Haynes, Kent State HC


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Rod Carey, Northern Illinois HC

An IU guy with a 1-6 record in 2016, yes, but Carey will absolutely get a look by Purdue. Sigh.

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Lance Leipold, Buffalo HC

Six DIII National Championships in eight years seems pretty cool.

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John Bonamego, Central Michigan HC

John Bonamego is a delightful person with an incredibly fun name to say.

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Chuck Martin, Miami HC

Martin has won 2 and 3 games in his first two seasons at Miami OH, and is currently 1-6 (with his only win over…yup, Kent State).

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Mike Jinks, Bowling Green HC

He knows Kliff Kingsbury and Kevin Sumlin, so maybe he can get one of them to coach the team?

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