Those in charge at Purdue decided to end the Danny Hope era in West Lafayette in its fourth year, firing the former Joe Tiller assistant one day after the Boilermakers ended the season on a three-game winning streak and guaranteed themselves their second consecutive bowl game, the first time the team will go to a bowl game in back-to-back season since 2003 and 2004.
Hope, a former head coach at Eastern Kentucky from 2003 to 2007, posted a 22-27 record in his time as Boilermakers head coach with the highlight being last season, when Purdue went 7-6 and won its first bowl game since 2007. (more…)
In my last article concerning college football head coaches, we looked at the negative side of the circle of life that defines the coaching profession as we took a look at the coaches whose résumés will more likely need to be updated once the upcoming season ends. Today we will look at the happier side of the coaching carousel that comes with college football and instead focus on the assistant and head coaches that may find themselves at a bigger school with a bigger contract next season. Here’s my list of the top ten coaches that have a chance to move up on the totem pole and where I see them landing. (more…)