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Purdue season review: Another long season in West Lafayette

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Akeem Hunt takes it 82 yards to the house!

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Year Two of the Darrell Hazell era brought progress for a program that had nowhere to go but up after 1-11 overall and 0-8 Big Ten marks in 2013. BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart provides his season review of the 2014 Purdue football team inside!

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Catch up with Wednesday's Big Ten headlines

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Russ Lande Talks 79th Annual NFL Draft

Is there a more hip and social media savvy coach than Penn State’s James Franklin? Nope. Oh, but there are pros and cons. He discusses it here. Franklin’s embrace of social media is a stark contrast to Bill O’Brien, who abhorred it. In fact, as legend goes, O’Brien called Facebook “Spacebook.” So, there you go. It’s gonna be a blast to see where Franklin can take this Penn State program.

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'Journey' tracks two rivals & another thriller

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Kain Colter and Kenny Bell Youth Football Journey Bonus Clip

On Wednesday’s episode of “The Journey: Big Ten Football 2013,” presented by Best Buy, we go inside Michigan’s game preparations for Michigan State through the eyes of senior tackle Taylor Lewan and longtime equipment manager Jon Falk. Also, learn about the longtime friendship between Northwestern’s Kain Colter and Nebraska’s Kenny Bell, and trace Purdue coach Darrell Hazell’s Ohio State roots.

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Hazell Q&A: It's time to climb to the top

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Darrell Hazell-Gerry DiNardo Conversation

Danny Hope guided Purdue to back-to-back bowl games the past two seasons, but there was little momentum behind the program. That’s why Hope was shown the door after going 22-27 overall and 13-19 in the Big Ten in four seasons in West Lafayette and Darrell Hazell was brought in.

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Darrell Hazell sits down with 'Football Report'

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Darrell Hazell-Gerry DiNardo Conversation

On Monday night’s “Football Report,” BTN analyst Gerry DiNardo sat down with new Purdue coach Darrell Hazell. Among the topics discussed, Hazell shared why he chose to return to Kent State to coach the team’s bowl game despite being named Purdue coach one month earlier. Watch the full interview here and see our other videos with Hazell in this post.

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Video: All-access with Purdue on Signing Day

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Purdue Signing Day All-Access

On Monday night’s “Big Ten Football Report,” we went all-access with Purdue and new head coach Darrell Hazell on National Signing Day. Plus, host Mike Hall interviewed Penn State recruiting coordinator Charles London, who helped the Nittany Lions ink this class. Watch our Purdue signing day feature now and catch Hall’s interview with London in this post.

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Twitter: The tweets on Purdue's Darrell Hazell

Oct 13, 2012; West Point, NY, USA; Kent State Golden Flashes head coach Darrell Hazell watches the game against the Army Black Knights during the second half at Michie Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-US PRESSWIRE.Credit: US PRESSWIRE

Darrell Hazell One-on-One Interview

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Purdue made it official Wednesday night, introducing Kent State’s Darrell Hazell as its new head football coach. A former Ohio State assistant, Hazell replaces Danny Hope, who was fired last month after four seasons. As previously reported, Hazell will coach Kent State in its bowl game Jan. 6, 2013, and come to West Lafayette for good the following day. Check out some of the tweets on Hazell in this post.

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Purdue's new coach sets sights on Rose Bowl

Oct 27, 2012; Piscataway, NJ, USA;  Kent State Golden Flashes head coach Darrell Hazell during the first half against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at High Point Solutions Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE.Credit: US PRESSWIRE

Darrell Hazell, New Purdue Coach

(AP) Morgan Burke wants Purdue back in the Rose Bowl, and he’s willing to put his money on Darrell Hazell to get there. After a whirlwind week of speculation, Burke ended the chatter by introducing the 48-year-old New Jersey native as the Boilermakers’ head coach Wednesday.

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Watch Purdue introduce Hazell live tonight

BTN/BTN2Go will air the live press conference introducing Darrell Hazell as the Purdue Boilermakers’ new head football coach. The event will start at 7 p.m. ET tonight. Find BTN on your TV system with our BTN ChannelFinder. If you have BTN2Go, here’s a link to watch it live on BTN2Go.com. BTN.com will also stream the same event live for free through the end of the event. Here’s the link for the free Internet stream. Rick Pizzo, Howard Griffith and Gerry DiNardo will host BTN’s coverage.

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