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Waiting For Next Year:
Former Buckeye assistant Darrell Hazell led Kent State to it’s first ever MAC championship game, and an 11-1 regular season record. For his efforts he was recognized as the 2012 MAC coach of the year.
Apparently that wasn’t all he earned.
According to multiple reports, including CBS Sports’ Bruce Feldman- Hazell is heading to West Lafayette, Indiana to take over a struggling Purdue program which recently fired Danny Hope.
Hazell took a program consistently in the basement and made contenders out of them in just two seasons. The former Jim Tressel assistant should do well in his return to the Big Ten.
[Related: Hazell's Kent State team could be heading to Orange Bowl]
BEST OF MAXIM
Darrell Hazell is expected to leave Kent State to coach Purdue, according to reports.
Hazell, who in his second year led the Golden Flashes to an 11-2 record and their first bowl since 1972, had not told Kent State officials he was leaving as of late Tuesday night. However, a person close to Kent State's program said Hazell has scheduled a Wednesday morning meeting with his...
Purdue ended it's search for a new head coach on Tuesday night as CBSSports.com is reporting that Kent State's Darrell Hazell accepted the Boilermakers offer to become their next head coach. Hazell is replacing Danny Hope who led Purdue to a 6-6 record in his final year and an appearance in the Heart of Dallas Bowl against Oklahoma State on New Years Day.
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.
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