Another August, another Big Ten Network tour in the books. I have been on five now. And for a guy who loves football, food and fun, I feel lucky. Here is a fun look at the Best of the 2016 BTN Bus Tour.
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — No coach shook up his staff more than Darrell Hazell. Gone are offensive coordinator John Shoop and defensive coordinator Greg Hudson, along with defensive line coach Rubin Carter.
The final stop of the 2016 BTN bus tour took us to West Lafayette, Indiana, to watch Darrell Hazell’s Purdue team practice. Jump inside to see what BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart learned.
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Darrell Hazell needs a big year. It’s no secret. He has yet to get this program off the ground in his first three seasons. The struggles can’t be sugarcoated or minimized, as Hazell has gone 6-30 overall and 2-22 in the Big Ten. Three of the victories have been vs. FCS foes; another was vs. a MAC team. Will 2016 be the year the script is flipped? Hazell will move forward with a veteran roster that has potential and a staff that has two new coordinators.
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We’re headed your way, Purdue fans. That’s right, the annual BTN summer football tour is destined for West Lafayette, Indiana, to check out Darrell Hazell’s fourth team.
Believe it or not, the Big Ten football season kicks off one week from Thursday.