Thursday, January 10, 2008

There Could Be Hope for Purdue

Purdue officials reportedly are closing in on Danny Hope, pictured above with former Eastern Kentucky president Joanne Glasser, as Joe Tiller's eventually replacement. Under the plan, Hope would be named associate head coach for the 2008 season and then take over for Tiller in 2009.

Hope, who is 35-22 at I-AA Eastern, was Purdue's offensive line coach from 1997-2001 and helped lead the Boilermakers to the 2001 Rose Bowl.

Wisconsin offensive coordinator Paul Chryst, thought to be the frontrunner to take over for Tiller, reportedly had reservations about Purdue's succession plan after discussing the situation with colleagues at the American Football Coaches Association convention in Anaheim.

1 comment:

Purdue Matt said...

Purdue has finished their search. It will be Danny Hope. It will be announced at the basketball game this Saturday.

Tiller is happy with this and will retire after next season. He was unhappy with the thought that his successor wouldn't be a Purdue guy and his staff wouldn't be retained. All is good in Boiler land.