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Schoolchildren thought Purdue's football coach was President Obama

Coaching Purdue to a 1-11 record isn't the best way to gain celebrity status. So it's tough to blame the group of first graders who mistook Boilermakers head coach Darrell Hazell for Barack Obama.

Neither Hazell nor Obama are very popular in Indiana. Hazell just led the Boilers to their worst season in 20 years, and Obama lost the state in the 2012 election with only 43 percent of the vote.

Even though he isn't the leader of the free world, Purdue fans are still counting on Hazell to bring Hope and Change to West Lafayette. (Or at least not lose to Indiana.)

- Dan Gartland