Originally posted on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 12/4/12
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]
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