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Purdue WR Danny Anthrop caught five passes for 120 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's East-West Shrine Game.

Anthrop didn't receive much draft talk during the practice week, but the 6-foot, 191-pound prospect led the West squad in receiving on Saturday. He tore his ACL a year ago November before bouncing back to catch 57 passes for 430 yards and a pair of scores for the 2015 campaign. Of note, he had his best receiving game of the season in the Boilermakers' finale against Indiana catching nine passes for 96. Add to that Saturday's nice showing in the Shrine Game and it's possible he's just starting to get back into the swing of things. He'll need to prove himself healthy in medical reports if an NFL team's going to gamble here.
Jan 23 - 7:59 PM

Purdue senior CB Frankie Williams accepted an invite to the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

Williams looked like he was on-track for a strong senior campaign after posting escalating numbers through his first three seasons with the Boilermakers. That production led CBS Sports draft analyst Dane Brugler to write that the 5-foot-9, 190-pound senior "might be the Purdue prospect with the best chance to hear his name called" in the 2016 NFL Draft. However, 2015's been something of a down season. Williams recorded just 47 tackles in 12 games, this after posting 74 as a junior. While he wasn't wrapping up the opposition on a particularly frequent basis, he did record three interceptions and finishes his college career having picked off eight passes.
Jan 9 - 10:29 PM

Purdue senior CB Anthony Brown will play in the Shrine Game.

This three-year starter finished with four interceptions in 2015. He added six passes defended, 59 tackles and a TFL. Brown recently earned honorable mention All-Big Ten recognition for that showing.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 05:09:00 PM

Purdue senior C Robert Kugler accepted an invite to the East-West Shrine Game.

Coming out of high school, Kugler was the No. 9 tight end in the nation and a four-star prospect, according to Scout.com. He bulked up and learned center and is likely to make the pros via that route. The 6-foot-3, 300-pounder "has average size/speed numbers but plays tough, smart football and offers potential as an inexpensive back-up on Sunday’s," TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline noted last month.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 08:44:00 PM

Purdue has fired OC John Shoop, DC Greg Hudson and defensive tackle coach Rubin Carter.

HC Darrell Hazell avoids the chopping block, as it was reported in early November by Yahoo Sports' Pat Forde that he would be returning for the 2016 campaign. His three assistants, not so lucky. In a released statement, Hazell said, "I believe that in order to turn around this program, we need to make some significant changes and move in a different direction at those positions." Purdue finished the 2015 season with a 2-10 record (1-7 in Big Ten play). The Boilermakers are 6-30 in Hazell's three seasons.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 06:43:00 PM

Purdue HC Darrell Hazell said redshirt freshman QB David Blough (concussion) may serve as an emergency backup against Indiana if he's cleared by kick.

The three-star prospect left in the first half of a 40-20 loss to Iowa on Saturday. Former starter Austin Appleby played pretty well in his steed, throwing for 259 yards. Blough must pass the mandatory concussion protocol.
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 07:31:00 PM

Purdue senior C Robert Kugler "has average size/speed numbers but plays tough, smart football and offers potential as a inexpensive back-up on Sunday’s," writes TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"Kugler entered the season with draftable grades and has played reasonably well in what’s been a miserable season for the Boilermakers," Pauline wrote. "During the team’s seven point loss to Northwestern, he looked effective as a run blocker and in pass protection." The 6-foot-3, 300-pounder was actually the No. 9 tight end in the nation coming out of high school, rated as a four-star prospect by Scout.com.
Wed, Nov 18, 2015 12:18:00 AM

Purdue will bring head coach Darrell Hazell back for the 2016 season, according to Yahoo Sports' Pat Forde.

Hazell is 6-26, good for the worst winning percentage in school history (.188). Hazell signed a six year deal in 2012, paying him around $2 million annually. The Boilermakers are 2-6 this season but did beat Nebraska last weekend.
Source: Yahoo
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 09:34:00 AM

Purdue HC Darrell Hazell likes the development of freshman RB Markell Jones, noting that he "hasn't missed many [blocks]."

Given that protection schemes are often the last part of the game that running backs tend to perfect, it's a testament to Jones' mental abilities that he's already there. Said HC Hazell, "I think where he’s really good is his balance and being able to read defenses and slow the game down." Jones is coming off a beautiful portrait of a loss to Michigan State in which he rumbled for 157 yards and two touchdowns. For the season, he's carried the ball 60 times while churning out 405 rushing yards and five touchdowns. His 6.8 YPC average is the 19th best FBS mark in the nation.
Fri, Oct 9, 2015 11:23:00 PM

Making his first start of the season in Saturday's 35-28 loss to Bowling Green, Purdue redshirt freshman QB David Blough completed 29-of-39 passes for 340 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.

Blough was tabbed as starter earlier in the week, supplanting junior QB Austin Appleby. The 6-foot-1, 202-pound redshirt freshman impressed in his first full action. In the fourth quarter, he hit Gregory Phillips on a 62-yard scoring pass to temporarily tie the proceedings at 28-all. Alas for the Boilermakers, a 12-yard Travis Greene touchdown run with under a minute to go would spell ultimate doom. Blough earned the starting nod due to his pocket presence as well as his ability to extend plays while still looking downfield. He'll try to back up this performance when Purdue hits the road to face Michigan State next weekend.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 05:28:00 PM

Purdue redshirt freshman QB David Blough will start against Bowling Green on Saturday.

Blough's replacing junior QB Austin Appleby, who completed 9-of-28 passes for 108 yards and two interceptions in Saturday's 51-24 loss to Virginia Tech. The 6-foot-1, 202-pound Blough has attempted just eight passes this season. On Tuesday, he admitted that he was caught off guard to earn the starting nod, adding that he's "pretty stoked" and that his goal is to "relax and have fun." HC Darrell Hazell indicated that he liked Blough's ability to extend plays while keeping his eyes downfield. Rivals tabbed him as a three-star recruit out of high school.
Source: ESPN.com
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 08:23:00 PM

According to Purdue HC Darrell Hazell, senior WR Danny Anthrop (knee) has not practiced this week.

Hazell said that the plan was to reevaluate the progression of Anthrop's health prior to Saturday's showdown with Indiana State. The 6-foot, 191-pound senior was limited by knee soreness in last week's loss to Marshall and given that he tore his ACL just last November, expect the team to fall on the side of caution if they're not completely comfortable with his progress. They have a more challenging match-up with Virginia Tech next week, one in which Anthrop's efforts would likely be leaned upon more heavily.
Thu, Sep 10, 2015 07:02:00 PM

Purdue senior WR Danny Anthrop (knee) said that he will be limited in practice this week.

Anthrop's dealing with knee soreness. It limited him to under 40 snaps in Saturday's loss to Marshall. A sore knee in and of itself isn't necessarily cause for concern, but Anthrop tore his ACL returning a punt against Nebraska last November. The team figures to be cautious with any health issues as they try to guide him through a full season. In 2014, prior to the injury, the 6-foot, 191-pound then-junior caught 38 passes for 616 yards over the course of nine games.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 07:57:00 PM

Purdue has suspended sophomore DE Gelen Robinson for the first two games of the 2015 season.

It was already known that Robinson would be suspended for at least the first two games of the season due to a drunk driving arrest in June, but he could have been suspended up to four games. The Boilermakers are ultimately opting to keep the 6-foot-1, 250-pound defensive lineman out for just a pair of contests. Playing in 10 games last season, he recorded four TFL and two sacks.
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 07:05:00 PM

Purdue sophomore DE Gelen Robinson has been suspended for the first two games of the 2015 season.

Depending on Robinson's response, the suspension could last four games. Robinson was arrested for drunk driving in June, which was in violation of a previous agreement that was in place for the sophomore. He produced four TFLs, including two sacks, last season.
Mon, Aug 3, 2015 10:17:00 AM


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