We've posted the press conferences from Monday's Big Ten Football Media Day in the YouTube player at the top of this post as well as on our YouTube page. BTN coverage runs from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday.
For Purdue this spring, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart will be watching three areas for the Boilermakers: Quarterback, offensive line, and defensive line. And there is work to do in all three areas.
Here’s Purdue football coach Darrell Hazell’s full media conference from Big Ten Football Media Days. Also today on BTN/BTN2Go: Watch our four-hour “BTN Live” at 3 p.m. ET for more Big Ten football interviews and analysis. On Saturday, BTN will air a Kickoff Luncheon Special at 7 p.m. ET, hosted by Dave Revsine. Coaches will join BTN’s lead studio host to discuss the upcoming season. Indiana’s Nate Sudfeld and Ohio State’s Joshua Perry will speak on behalf of the players in attendance. BTN is the sports fan’s home for championship football in 2015, as Ohio State begins its title defense on the
When speaking to Darrell Hazell, it’s impossible not to be impressed with the third-year Purdue boss. Tough, unflappable, focused, goal-oriented and positive … always positive, even though Hazell has exactly one Big Ten victory in two seasons in West Lafayette. No matter, when Hazell says he is on track to succeed, you believe him.
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!
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. *** Remember Jim Tressel? Who am I kidding, we all remember the guy who helped get Ohio State on probation after lying (some like to soften it by saying “not
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. We’ll have the usual excellent game highlights from Michigan-Michigan State game and Northwestern-Nebraska game, including dramatic coverage of Jordan Westerkamp’s Hail Mary TD catch on the last play of regulation. The show airs at 7 p.m. ET and re-airs multiple
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. Hazell is coming off a successful two-year run as head coach at Kent State, taking the Golden Flashes to the GoDaddy.com Bowl last season—the school’s first bowl since Glen Mason was the coach back in 1987. Hazell compiled a 16-10 mark and won the MAC East title and what traditionally has
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. All-access with Purdue on National Signing Day: Black History Month feature on Darrell Hazell: One-on-one with Darrell Hazell: Here’s an early look ahead to Purdue’s 2013 schedule: Day Date Opponent Time TV Result Sat. Aug. 31 at Cincinnati TBA Sat.
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. Here’s our interview with Penn State’s Charles London. Also, our guys discussed the media attention today’s recruits receive.