Purdue Football Preview: Can Danny Hope Lead The Boilermakers To a Bowl?

Posted by Tim Cary on August-30-2009 Add Comments

With the season opener against the Toledo Rockets only a few days away, Purdue's football program is finally ready to kick off the Danny Hope era. The Boilermakers are looking for better things this fall after finishing a disappointing 4-8 a year ago in Joe Tiller's final season at the helm.

Things are a bit different in 2009: Tiller is relaxing on his ranch, record-setting quarterback Curtis Painter is holding Peyton Manning's clipboard in Indianapolis, every offensive player Purdue fans have ever heard of seems to be out of eligibility, Boilermaker supporters are still learning the names of brand-new offensive and defensive coordinators (Gary Nord and Donn Landholm), and Hope inherits a cupboard that is somewhere between bare an...

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