Joe Gilliam is raring to go for the Boilermakers' opener. But just a few weeks ago, it appeared a finger injury would keep the middle linebacker from taking the field. Gilliam worked his way through rehabilitation after surgery and is able to play for Purdue.
Darrell Hazell is all about formality.
Purdue's new coach expects his players to be sharp, follow the rules and dress appropriately for their role as campus leaders. He won't accept excuses, and he refuses to change the standards for anyone.
On Tuesday, he found another succinct way to deliver his message when he showed up for this season's first weekly news conference...
Purdue linebacker Joe Gilliam (finger) will be able to play in Purdue's season-opener. Boiler Sports Report spoke with Gilliam in this video feature.
In our Purdue Boilermakers football preview, we break down the best case and worst case scenarios for 2013, as well as predictions for the upcoming season.