Little-by-little there is info leaking out about Purdue's coaching search. Here are some of the rumored names that have been involved in conversations...preliminary interviews, if you will.
-UW's offensive coordinator, Paul Chryst
-UCLA's offensive coordinator, Jay Norvell
-Purdue's defensive coordinator, Brock Spack
-Houston's (just hired) head coach, Kevin Sumlin
-UM's offensive coordinator (fmr. CMU head coach), Mike DeBord
Here's my order for those five:
Seriously? Mike DeBord's Chippewas won just over 25% of their games with him at the helm. Purdue would go from 2007 MAC champs to 2008 MAC cellar dwellar. His UM offense, that included supermen Arrington, Henne, Hart, Manningham & Long was 8th in the Big Ten in scoring, and 10th in yardage.
Hiring DeBord would be like the Dolphins hire of Cam Cameron, seriously.
I'm still kind of sad that I haven't heard whispers about Ron Meeks, Ron English, Steve Mariucci, Brian Kelly, Craig Bohl, Mark Farley.
I'm really happy I haven't heard that Jim Chaney, Jim Coletto, Tony Samuel, Bobby Williams, Doug Downing, Scott Downing and Leon Burtnett haven't been "leaked" as candidates.
Regardless, I'm hoping the next coach can build on the 60% winning record that Tiller has had and improve upon it.