Spartan Nation 2010 Big Ten Football Scouting Report: Purdue Boilermakers

Hondo S. Carpenter

 

Purdue has a winner in Coach Hope, the test is if they have a winner fan base who will give him some room.
Purdue has a winner in Coach Hope, the test is if they have a winner fan base who will give him some room.

Biggest Game:Â September 4 @Notre Dame

Predicted record:Â 6-6 (3-5)

Projected Big Ten standing: 7th      

Returning Starters: 11 OFFENSE: 5 DEFENSE:   Â Â Lettermen return: 43     

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. He impressed me the first time I met him and has done nothing to change that. 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 Ten’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. 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. 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. I HOPE (pun intended) that they let him be and don’t ride him like they did Tiller. 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 WIN 

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