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12-04-2012, 04:20 PM
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just saw this little snippet:

It’s a Great Opportunity Because … Penn State and Wisconsin aren’t as scary as in the past out of the Leaders Division, which could create an opening behind Ohio State. Purdue is a program with a lot of tradition and rich history, which can be recruiting tools when leveraged properly.

It’s a Career-Killer Because … the Boilermakers have been a quintessential middling Big Ten program for far too long. The program hasn’t won more than seven games since 2007, and last appeared in the Rose Bowl 12 years ago. It’s never going to compete with the likes of Ohio State and Michigan for the Midwest’s best athletes.

The Key Decision-Maker: AD Morgan Burke

His Wish List Might Include … Darrell Hazell (Kent State head coach), Pete Lembo (Ball State head coach), Randy Fichtner (Pittsburgh Steelers quarterbacks coach), Butch Jones (Cincinnati head coach). Notoriously tight with their salary budget for this opening, the Boilermakers might finally be willing to loosen the purse strings in order to make a splash. Jones is the front-runner.

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