Darrell Hazell is gone from Kent State and headed to Purdue.
He had to go. It's the reality of the business. It's that reality that college sports are a business.
A big business.
Kent State's history-making, record-breaking football season Hazell on the radar of BCS programs, and a few days after meeting with officials from Cal, he's now the former Kent State head football coach and on to Purdue. Sources told FOXSportsOhio.com that he agreed to deal with Purdue on Tuesday night, and had meetings set for early Wednesday morning in Kent.
One meeting with his coaches, and another with his players. Considering Hazell just guided those players to an 11-2 record and Kent State is due to make its first bowl appearance in 40 years, that was probably a very tough meeting.
Hazell knows the Big Ten well from his seven years as an assistant to Jim Tressel before taking over at Kent State in Jan. 2010. Don't be surprised if some familiar names from those Tressel staffs eventually land on Hazell'...