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Purdue HC Jeff Brohm announced that redshirt freshman QB Nike Sipe and incoming freshman QB Jack Plummer will split snaps with the starters during spring ball with David Blough (ankle) and Elijah Sindelar (knee) both out.

Blough and Sindelar are both recovering from surgery. "I feel good about Jack Plummer, who we recruited and liked from the get-go," Brohm said. "I think he’s a very polished quarterback who has a lot of unlimited potential." As for Sipe, who redshirted his first year on campus, Brohm gave the following brief progress report: "I thought he had an excellent freshman year."
Jan 15 - 8:50 PM

Purdue sophomore RB Brian Lankford-Johnson will transfer.

He's no doubt on the hunt for more playing time. As a true freshman in 2016, Lankford-Johnson rushed for 314 yards (6.5 YPC) and two touchdowns with 11 receptions for 90 yards. But under Jeff Brohm's new staff in 2017, he fell behind Tario Fuller, D.J. Knox, Richie Worship and Markel Jones, rushing for only 86 yards in a mere five appearances. With a redshirt year left to burn, Lankford-Johnson can sit out next season and have two years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2019. Lankford-Johnson is from St. Paul, Minn., but he spent his last two years of high school in Florida. The 6-foot, 195-pound athlete had offers from Cincinnati, Central Florida, South Florida, Western Kentucky, Akron and Appalachian State, among others, coming out. He also drew interest from Minnesota. It'll be interesting to see if P.J. Fleck and crew try to lure the local product back to the Great White North. Lead Gophers RBs Shannon Brooks and Rodney Smith will both graduate after the 2018 season.
Jan 15 - 6:08 PM

Purdue junior DT Eddy Wilson will forego his final season of eligibility to enter the 2018 NFL Draft.

Wilson (6'4/297) posted 27 tackles (2.5 for loss) and a sack across 12 games played during the 2017 season. He did not take part in the team's Foster Farms Bowl showdown with Arizona in December. The Boilermakers standout possesses solid athleticism and has shown improvements in his consistency and maturity during his time with the program. He'll be battling it out for a Day 3 selection over the coming weeks.
Jan 14 - 1:50 PM

Purdue received a verbal commitment from four-star 2018 WR Rondale Moore.

Moore (5'8/174) might not offer preferred size, but he's an explosive receiving prospect regardless. Not only is he a versatile slot receiver who figures to see work on reverses and sweeps, he's very strong despite his small frame. He'll be a fun one to watch in HC Jeff Brohm's attack in the coming years. The 247Sports composite slots Moore at No. 253 overall. He had been committed to Texas up until Dec. 19.
Jan 6 - 3:17 PM

Purdue redshirt freshman OL Jalen Jackson has left the program.

Jackson (6'2/265) offered explanation to, saying that "things just didn't work out" with the Boilermakers. He took a redshirt for the 2017 season, his first year in the collegiate ranks. Rivals ranked him as a three-star recruit out of high school. Barring a drop to the lower levels (FCS, JUCO, etc), Jackson will have to sit out the 2018 season to satisfy NCAA transfer regulations.
Jan 3 - 5:39 PM

Purdue redshirt sophomore QB Elijah Sindelar underwent surgery to repair a torn left ACL on Friday.

Remarkably, Sindelar has been playing with the torn ACL since Nov. 11. The 6-foot-4, 230-pounder excelled down the stretch despite the major injury concern, capping it all off with a magisterial 396-yard, four-touchdown performance in leading the Boilermakers to a 38-35 win over Arizona in the Foster Farms Bowl on Wednesday. Having now undergone surgery, Sindelar will likely be a non-performer (or an extremely limited performer) for spring practice. There's no concrete timetable for his return to full football activities at this juncture, but one should clarify over the coming weeks and months.
Source: Land of 10
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 06:44:00 PM

Purdue redshirt freshman T Tanner Hawthorne will transfer.

Hawthorne (6'6/290) was a two-star recruit coming out of high school in 2016, took a redshirt in his inaugural year of collegiate ball and has been buried on the depth chart in this, his first active season. As a redshirt freshman, Hawthorne will have to sit out the 2018 season to satisfy NCAA transfer regulations unless he opts to drop down to the FCS.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 12:04:00 AM

Purdue redshirt sophomore QB Elijah Sindelar has been playing on a torn ACL since November 11, according to Boilermaker HC Jeff Brohm.

Sindelar suffered the injury in the loss to Northwestern on Veteran's Day. In the games he played with the torn ACL, he threw four 11 touchdowns and two interceptions. The sophomore signal-caller will undergo surgery to repair the tear now, and should be ready before the start of the 2018.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 12:12:00 PM

Purdue redshirt junior QB David Blough will return to school for his fifth season of eligibility.

Blough has ankle surgery to fix a dislocation seven weeks ago, but is already improving. Spring ball could be in his future. Blough threw nine touchdowns in comparison to four interceptions in nine games played this season.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 10:58:00 AM

Purdue senior WR Anthony Mahougou finished with six receptions for 118 yards and two touchdowns in Wednesday's 38-35 win against Arizona in the Foster Farms Bowl.

Talk about a late bloomer. Mahougou had never had a 100-yard performance in his career until Nov. 18 at Iowa. He capped off his college career with a four-game touchdown streak, posting 18 receptions for 366 yards and six scores. He and senior WR Gregory Phillips each eclipsed the century mark in yardage while finding the end zone twice. He's likely to be an undrafted free agent in the spring, but he'll have a lot of confidence after his fine finish.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 01:07:00 AM

Purdue senior WR Gregory Phillips finished Wednesday's 38-35 Foster Farms Bowl win against Arizona with 14 receptions, 149 yards and two touchdowns.

His previous career best was a 92-yard performance against Bowling Green on Sept. 26, 2015, so the senior certainly picked a great time to go bonkers and posted his first 100-yard game and first multi-touchdown performance. He did not score in 2016 or 2017, and his first quarter score was his first visit to the end zone since Oct. 3, 2015. He is likely to be an undrafted free agent in the spring if he elects to continue his football career.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 01:03:00 AM

Purdue junior RB D.J. Knox rushed 11 times for 101 yards and a touchdown in Wednesday's 38-35 win against Arizona in the Foster Farms Bowl.

Knox (thumb), who had thumb surgery on December 3, did not seem to show any ill effects of the procedure. In fact, he looked better than he did at any point in 2017, posting his first 100-yard rushing game of the season with also catching a season-high three balls out of the backfield for 36 yards. He finished on a high note and will take these good things with him into spring practice and the 2018 season, where the Purdue offense could be awfully dangerous.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 12:56:00 AM

Purdue redshirt sophomore QB Elijah Sindelar completed 33-of-53 passes for 396 yards, four touchdowns and one interception in Wednesday's 38-35 victory against Arizona in the Foster Farms Bowl.

Sindelar started the year a bit on the inconsistent side, but he really matured down the stretch and posted two or more touchdown passes in each of his final four outings. The 396-yard performance, however, marked a career best. He'll look to carry that momentum over into the 2018 campaign, and the Boilermakers look like they might be a tough out in the Big Ten after years of being kicked around.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 12:49:00 AM

Purdue junior DT Eddy Wilson didn't make the trip to Santa Clara for the Foster Farms Bowl.

As if it needs to be said, the 6-foot-4, 297-pound Wilson will not be playing against Arizona in bowl action come Wednesday. Just why he's stayed back is unknown. In 12 games this season, the junior had posted 27 tackles (2.5 for loss) and a sack. His status for next season is currently unknown. Wilson is eligible to declare for the draft.
Tue, Dec 26, 2017 05:18:00 PM

Purdue redshirt sophomore TE Brycen Hopkins (back) is expected to be able to play in the Foster Farms Bowl against Arizona on Wednesday.

Hopkins (6'5/240) sustained a stress fracture in his back while recovering an onside kick against Iowa in the penultimate game of the regular-season campaign and did not play in the finale versus Indiana. He's caught 23 passes for 324 yards and three touchdowns when healthy this season. 14 of those 23 grabs have resulted in first downs.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 02:11:00 PM

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