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Andy G

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As of roughly ten days ago, Purdue had zero commits for the 2018 class. Purdue now has six! Recruiting has picked up and Purdue is finally tapping the surrounding region. Notice that 5 of the 6 commits are from Indiana or surrounding states, with Kentucky looking to be a major resource. http://purdue.247sports.com/Season/2018-Football/Commits

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The program can only go up, from the mess created by Ex athletics director. So let the re build begin. Hope it gets turned around sooner than layer

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Purdue is currently putting together a great recruiting class by their standards. They are currently at 14 commits and are ranked 41st by rivals and 42nd by 247sports. I expect that number to settle to around 50 once other established programs fill out their classes. With being said, it looks like Brohm's first true class is going to be ranked higher than all of Darrell Hazell's classes. Hazell's were normally ranked in the 60s and 70s and he normally didn't have 10-12 recruits until around December. The best part of this class is that there are currently four offensive linemen in it.

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On 6/24/2017 at 8:23 PM, Andy G said:

Purdue is currently putting together a great recruiting class by their standards. They are currently at 14 commits and are ranked 41st by rivals and 42nd by 247sports. I expect that number to settle to around 50 once other established programs fill out their classes. With being said, it looks like Brohm's first true class is going to be ranked higher than all of Darrell Hazell's classes. Hazell's were normally ranked in the 60s and 70s and he normally didn't have 10-12 recruits until around December. The best part of this class is that there are currently four offensive linemen in it.

Great to see Coach gathering his o-line early. I think he'll be able to pick up improvements at the skill positions once the season is well underway. His offensive scheme is going to be attractive for WR, H-Back and QB's. I think Purdue will be able to sell a sexy offense to our top in-state offensive skill guys. Time to score some points!

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Purdue did get a solid commit in Lawrence Johnson, DL from Snider. I have seen this kid for 4 years at the Northeast Indiana Skills camp. Great talent, very coachable and a great young man. I was hoping he would go further South, but glad to see a good recruit stay in State. 

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Brohm letting his coaches recruit has been huge, trusting them and getting offers out, plus the big time investments in facilities.  

Biggest factor has been NEW AD.  New energy and finally catching up entire athletic program to the new norms of what is going on nationwide.   

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On ‎7‎/‎8‎/‎2017 at 9:41 AM, Coach Nowlin said:

Brohm letting his coaches recruit has been huge, trusting them and getting offers out, plus the big time investments in facilities.  

Biggest factor has been NEW AD.  New energy and finally catching up entire athletic program to the new norms of what is going on nationwide.   

This! Burke almost took the ship down with him.

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As excided as I am to see a" game day" finally get to an Indiana school, other than ND, I am really anxious to see the New coach at Purdue, Brohm. From what I am seeing, this is an all out attack to improve the Boilers bottom feeder mentality. From lining up recruits to adding coaches, he seems to be engaged and taking the bull by the horns. ala Kevin Wilson when he came in at Indiana, and as so many like to say, "changed the culture" for the Hoosiers.  This wont be a quick fix for Purdue, so I hope he gets the needed time and patience to build. As for Tom Allen, keep the "Mo" Goin. And get our first big modern era upset. Seasons just a few weeks away.

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http://www.pharostribune.com/indiana/sports/article_3ea95a4c-a0ed-5a96-91cb-d403995dfde5

WEST LAFAYETTE — Purdue added a kicker.

On its face, that sentence is just about the most boring thing a college football fan can read. However, former Baylor kicker Spencer Evans’ decision Wednesday to join the Boilermakers tells you so much about new Purdue football coach Jeff Brohm and how he’s building his program.

It speaks to Brohm’s aggressive strategy to find players who can compete immediately, it shows his ability to think outside the box and it underscores what first-year athletic director Mike Bobinski’s renewed financial commitment means to the program.

 

To understand those points, you need to first get to know Evans. This isn’t your average kicker who stands at the end of the bench wearing a small shoe and a funny-looking facemask.

Evans is rated by Kornblue Kicking as the No. 1 kicker in the class of 2017. As a walk-on kickoff specialist at Baylor, he recorded 16 touchbacks as a freshman in 2014 and 39 as a sophomore in 2015.

More impressively, Evans nailed a 75-yard field goal that landed him on a number of prominent websites, including NFL.com. He followed it up with an 80-yard field goal that was featured on SportsCenter’s Twitter page.

It remains to be seen if he’ll be used solely to kick off or if he’ll challenge incumbent kicker J.D. Dellinger for field goal duties. Either way, like I said before, this is not your average kicker.

But what does it show about Brohm’s broader recruiting strategy?

When Brohm took over the program, he inherited a team with several glaring holes and questions of depth across the board. The former Western Kentucky coach has aggressively targeted junior college transfers and graduate transfers as a means to find playmakers who can contribute immediately.

“When I took the job, without question, I was worried about the roster,” Brohm said at Big Ten Media Days in Chicago. “I was worried about the talent level. I knew at some point we were going to have to do something to improve that.”

Including Evans, Brohm has received commitments from 11 players with college football experience — five graduate transfers and six junior college transfers. All should be eligible to play this season, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see many of them starting.

More than just the sheer number of recruits, look at the specifics here. Take these three examples.

That aggressive strategy I mentioned earlier, well, Brohm took it to an extreme in at least one case. He called defensive end Kai Higgins, offered him a scholarship sight unseen and gave him until the end of the day to commit.

Brohm convinced Western Kentucky linebacker T.J. McCollum to follow him to West Lafayette, essentially adding the most productive Hilltopper over the last two years to the Boilermakers.

And he plucked hard-hitting safety T.J. Jallow from East Mississippi Community College. The school was the subject of the Netflix documentary “Last Chance U” and has won three national championships since 2011, making it one of the best junior colleges in the nation.

“No, the best,” Jallow corrected during spring football.

 

The way Jallow corrected reporters when they didn’t give his former school enough credit and the way Jallow hasn’t been afraid to make some big-time hits at practice, that’s the kind of swagger and attitude Brohm is trying to add to the team, as well. He's one of the X-factor guys the former XFL coach has targeted.

And this kicker (yes, a kicker) is another one.

The Arlington, Texas, native plays the guitar and listens to heavy metal music. A sleeve of tattoos covers his right arm, including the grim reaper. He recently got inked with a Joker-themed tattoo on his left forearm. In his Twitter avatar, he’s wearing a backwards hat, the No. 13 jersey and rubbing his fingers together to mimick Johnny Manziel’s money sign

That money sign, by the way, brings up the last point.

Bobinski, the AD who is about to begin his second season at Purdue, hasn’t been shy about spending money. In addition to the $65-million shiny, new athletic facility that will open in August, Bobinski allotted about $3.5 million for Brohm’s assistant coaches. The approximately $1 million increase from last season was one of the factors that allowed Brohm to bring nearly his entire staff from Western Kentucky, including tight ends coach and special teams coordinator Tony Levine.

The innovative special teams coordinator and tight ends coach helped kick returner Kylen Towner set an NCAA record with 40.3 yards per return at Western Kentucky and Tyron Carrier tie an NCAA record with seven returns for touchdowns at Houston.

Essentially, Purdue didn’t even have a special teams coach under Darrell Hazell. This year, the Boilermakers have one of the nation’s best. You have to figure that Levine’s position on the staff played a role in Purdue landing a top-ranked kicker.

Now just imagine what Levine will be able to do with one of the nation's best kickers and how much Brohm might get to use the kicker once his high-powered offense has the pieces it needs to truly hum.

 

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I'm thinking, with as deep of football tradition that Purdue has, it shouldn't take Brohm long to get them going ,result wise. With the way he is attacking the job at hand. 

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haven't been able to follow much:   Anything worth noting from camp??  

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Have a friend looking for two tickets to the Minnesota game on October 7 for his boy's 13th birthday.    Can anyone help me out with this?

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On 8/17/2017 at 3:20 PM, Coach Nowlin said:

haven't been able to follow much:   Anything worth noting from camp??  

Offensive line is still struggling but the transfer from Northern Illinois is going to be a probable starter. One of the projected starting DBs is a walk on. Mahoungo, Phillips, and Anthrop are projected starting WRs.

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Do I understand correctly that Purdue will be selling beer at Ross Ade this season?

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Yes

 

The new 10k ft locker room looks ridiculous for Purdue standards.   So weird seeing something so nice....

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On 8/24/2017 at 9:39 PM, Coach Nowlin said:

Yes

 

The new 10k ft locker room looks ridiculous for Purdue standards.   So weird seeing something so nice....

Bobinski is doing a great job with the upgrades. Hopefully all of these little additions will supplement the upgrades in recruiting and coaching and Purdue can become an upper echelon B1G program in a few years down the road. The new depth chart came out today and it is interesting. The RB position is a complete toss up between five players while two walk ons are projected starters at DB. Both OL transfers are projected starters and Markell Jones is one of the starters at kick returner. Purdue is set to run a hybrid 4-3 D to get Danny E on the field at the Leo hybrid DE/LB spot. The WR2 spot is a battle between Terry Wright and Jackson Anthrop, while Dellinger and Evans are battling for kicker duties, although they will probably split playing time. The biggest question right now is whether or not Blough will start the first game and if he will be struggling with his injury.

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15 hours ago, Andy G said:

 The RB position is a complete toss up between five players 

Hopefully Jones can stay healthy and regroup after last year. Would love to see Markell with 20+ carries a game.

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I really hope that Louisville is as good as advertised. That bodes very well for Purdue. We might see a 6-6 bowl bid this year. I hope this won't be like the past losses to Marshall and Bowling Green.

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I really hope that Louisville is as good as advertised. That bodes very well for Purdue. We might see a 6-6 bowl bid this year. I hope this won't be like the past losses to Marshall and Bowling Green.

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Good effort by the Boilers yesterday against a tough opening day opponent.  So close.  Jackson looked mortal.  Loved seeing another 1A kid playing in the Big Ten!

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Good effort by the Boilers yesterday against a tough opening day opponent.  So close.  Jackson looked mortal.  Loved seeing another 1A kid playing in the Big Ten!

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Didn't watch more than 2-3 minutes of the game. I was watching the FSU/Bama game. Did PU play that well or did Ville not play like a top 20 team?

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Didn't watch more than 2-3 minutes of the game. I was watching the FSU/Bama game. Did PU play that well or did Ville not play like a top 20 team?

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