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ESPN's Brian Bennett writes that Purdue redshirt sophomore QB David Blough possesses "all the tools" to succeed under new HC Jeff Brohm.

Purdue hired Brohm away from Western Kentucky on Monday. Bennett loves the fit between quarterback and coach, here, writing that Brohm is an "outstanding developer of quarterback talent," one who should be able to help Blough shore up some of his inconsistencies. The 6-foot-1, 202-pound redshirt sophomore led the Big Ten in both passing yardage (3,352) and touchdowns (25) this season, but that strong touchdown mark was somewhat offset by Blough's tendency to turn the ball over. He threw 21 interceptions in 12 games.
Source: ESPN.com
Dec 5 - 6:47 PM

Western Kentucky coach Jeff Brohm will be Purdue's next head coach, according to Pat Forde of Yahoo.

Brohm's brother and offensive coordinator Brian Brohm will join him. Purdue and Les Miles had been a popular pairing for some time, but national reports recently stated the connection would not happen. In just a few days, Brohm's name was listed with plenty of programs. Purdue fans should be excited about the hire, as Brohm as put together consistent offenses since taking over and put together a 15-1 conference record over the last two seasons.
Dec 5 - 11:23 AM

ESPN's Adam Rittenberg reports that Western Kentucky's Jeff Brohm is expected to be the leading candidate to land the Cincinnati head coaching opening.

Rittenberg notes that Cincy will have to fend off two Power 5 schools, Purdue and Baylor, for Brohm's services -- assuming the coach decides to relocate at all (he could have last winter and didn't). Rittenberg goes on to write that Air Force coach Troy Calhoun and Ohio State defensive coordinator Luke Fickell are also candidates for the Bearcats, while Buckeyes assistant Kerry Coombs "could get a look as he has extensive roots in the Cincinnati area."
Source: ESPN
Dec 4 - 12:36 PM

Purdue senior WR DeAngelo Yancey caught six passes for 155 yards and two touchdowns in the school's 49-20 loss to Wisconsin.

Yancey took the top off Wisconsin's coverage immediately with a 48 yard grab along the sideline. He then won on another vertical route for the 75 yard score, running away from the corner and closing safety. Yancey has consistently produced big plays this season, including catches of 54, 60, 62, 88 and now 75 yards.
Nov 19 - 3:45 PM

Four unnamed Purdue players have been suspended following allegations that they sexually assaulted two women in October.

Little information is available at this juncture. The alleged assault occurred in an off-campus locale on October 13. Purdue has yet to comment beyond a general statement saying that the four players had been suspended until the investigation into the matter sees a resolution one way or another. Attorney Mario Massillamany, whose firm represents the two accusers, believes the players should be expelled from the university. It should be noted that no arrests or charges have yet been made in this case.
Nov 16 - 2:35 PM

Purdue redshirt sophomore QB David Blough completed 34-of-50 for 281 yards with two touchdowns and one interception on Saturday.

Blough came in having thrown for over 300 yards in consecutive games. He doesn't have a sunny outlook to return to that figure this weekend against Minnesota.
Nov 2 - 7:34 PM

Purdue redshirt sophomore QB David Blough completed 25-of-43 passes for 309 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Saturday's 27-14 loss to Nebraska.

In Purdue's first game since canning HC Darrel Hazell, they played the Cornhuskers tough. Both of Blough's touchdown passes went to DeAngelo Yancey, including an 88-yard connection early in the second quarter. The Boilermakers held a 14-10 lead at the half, but would not score again in the contest. Fantasy owners don't need to run out to the waiver wire to scoop up the quarterback, but he has now thrown for 767 yards with a 7/2 TD/INT ratio over his last two games.
Oct 22 - 8:14 PM

Purdue named WR coach Gerad Parker as the Boilermakers' interim coach.

Purdue canned coach Darrell Hazell shortly after Saturday's 49-35 loss to Iowa. The Hazell era was a nightmare. He went 9-33 and failed to win back-to-back games even once during his tenure.
Source: CBS Sports
Oct 16 - 3:53 PM

Purdue fired HC Darrell Hazell.

The straw that broke the camel's back came on Saturday, when Iowa throttled the Boilermakers 49-35 (at homecoming, to boot). With the loss, Purdue dropped to 3-3 overall, 1-2 in conference. They have surrendered a combined 99 points to Maryland and Iowa in those Big Ten defeats. The Lafayette Journal & Courier's Nathan Baird reports that WR coach Gerad Parker will be named interim head coach. Hazell finishes out his Purdue career holding a 9-33 record over three-plus seasons, including a terrifying 3-24 mark against the rest of the Big Ten.
Oct 16 - 3:18 PM

Purdue redshirt sophomore QB David Blough completed 30-for-60 passes for 458 yards, five touchdowns and one interception in Saturday's 49-35 loss to Iowa.

Blough and his offensive counterparts did next to nothing through three quarters. Trailing big in the fourth quarter and facing a few understudies on the other side, Blough led the Boilermakers on three touchdown drives. Purdue will need to beat Nebraska next time out to retain a chance to go bowling.
Oct 15 - 5:34 PM

Purdue senior WR Domonique Young will miss the remainder of the 2016 season due to a leg injury.

Young will undergo surgery to repair a severe leg injury suffered against Illinois on Saturday. Prior to being waylaid by that season-ender, the 6-foot-3, 215-pound senior had already surpassed his 2015 output through just four-plus games. He was working on a 29-338-1 receiving line for the campaign as a whole at the time he was knocked out of action.
Oct 13 - 2:18 PM

Purdue sophomore RB Markell Jones (shoulder) rushed for 124 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries in Saturday's 24-17 win over Nevada.

While Purdue trailed 14-10 at the half, Jones bumped them to a 17-14 advantage with his five-yard touchdown run several minutes into the third quarter. The 5-foot-11, 207-pounder was dealing with a Grade 2 sprain to the AC joint in his shoulder, suffered against Cincinnati on September 10, but he showed no rust in his return to action. Through three games, Jones has rushed for 316 yards and two touchdowns.
Sep 24 - 3:57 PM

Purdue sophomore RB Markell Jones (shoulder) deems himself "ready to go" for Saturday's home game against Nevada.

Jones' Grade 2 AC joint sprain, sustained in the first half against Cincinnati, was given an extra week to heal following Purdue's bye. Jones, who set the Boilermakers' freshman record with 875 rushing yards (he also had 10 touchdowns) last year, received a cortisone shot.
Sep 21 - 4:07 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline noted that Purdue senior DT Jake Replogle "was not much of a factor getting pressure up field against a Cincinnati Bearcat offense with two new starters at offensive tackle."

Pauline writes that Replogle was viewed as a potential second-round selection following his junior campaign in 2015. During that stellar campaign, the 6-foot-5, 294-pounder recorded 60 tackles, 14 of which went for loss. He hasn't been able to find much traction through two games in 2016, though, as he has posted just one tackle for loss to this point. Pro Football Focus metrics have him as a top-seven returning player in terms of both pass rush and run stuffing. He will try to get back on track against Nevada a week from Saturday.
Sep 15 - 6:30 PM

Purdue senior WR DeAngelo Yancey had seven catches for 113 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 38-20 loss to Cincinnati.

The Bearcats came into today having lost 11 straight road games against Big Ten opponents, but the Boilermakers were unsurprisingly helpful in pitching in to snap the streak. The game was noncompetitive throughout, with Cincinnati leading 31-7 early in the fourth quarter. If there's a silver lining for Purdue fans, it's that we're nearing the final months of HC Darrell Hazell's reign.
Sep 10 - 4:11 PM


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