Spartan Nation 2010 Big Ten Football Scouting Report: Purdue Boilermakers
Hondo S. Carpenter
Biggest Game:Â September 4 @Notre Dame
Predicted record:Â 6-6 (3-5)
Projected Big Ten standing:Â 7th Â Â Â Â Â
Returning Starters:Â 11 OFFENSE:Â 5 DEFENSE:Â Â 6Â Â Â Lettermen return:Â 43 Â Â Â Â
Head Coach:Â Danny Hope 2nd Season at Purdue Last Season:Â 5-7 SN Predicted 3-9 Lifetime:Â 40-29
Top assistant:Â Donn Landholm CO DC
I like Coach Hope.Â He impressed me the first time I met him and has done nothing to change that.Â In fact, when talking to recruits that have had to deal with him I hear the same glowing things I hear about several of the Big Tenâ€™s best coaches, including when recruits call to tell him they are going somewhere else, telling them great things about their new coach and school.Â Hope is a winner and a class act.
His team got some major wins in his first season and will be better in 2010 making a bowl.Â In fact, with some overachievement they could be a couple of wins better than six wins and a bowl.
There is no doubt that the Boiler fans should be excited.Â I HOPE (pun intended) that they let him be and donâ€™t ride him like they did Tiller.Â He is a long-term solution.
September 4 @Notre Dame LOSS
September 11 Western Illinois WIN
September 18 Ball State WIN
September 25 Toledo WIN
October 9 @Northwestern LOSS
October 16 Minnesota WIN
October 23 @Ohio State LOSS
October 30 @Illinois WIN
November 6 Wisconsin LOSS
November 13 Michigan LOSS
November 20 @MSU LOSS
November 27 Indiana WINÂ