The last installment of season ticket videos. Teams represented: South Florida, Virginia Tech, Humboldt State, Michigan State, Illinois, San Diego State, Colorado State, Florida, Ball State, Purdue and Texas El Paso
New coach Darrell Hazell looms large in Purdue's two posters, and why not? Hazell more than paid his dues to get to West Lafayette. He was an assistant with eight teams before Kent State named him head coach in 2011.
The Golden Flashes won 11 games in Hazell's second season and that caught the attention of the Boilermakers, who were looking for Danny Hope's replacement.
No team can match Purdue for poster output. The Boilermakers cranked out six, each highlighting a player. Cornerback Ricardo Allen is featured at top, and in order below are receiver Raheem Mostert, running back Akeem Shavers, defensive tackle Kawann Short, quarterback Caleb TerBush and tight end Crosby Wright. Purdue is coming off an appearance in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl and coach Danny Hope had two years added to his contract, but the defense will have to play better for the Boilermakers to make a move in the Big Ten's Leaders Division.
Wiz correspondent Greg Laughlin spent Saturday in Happy Valley, where the Penn State played host to Purdue. The Nittany Lions won, 23-18, before 100,820 and improved to 6-1, but remained unranked in the Associated Press top 25.
There are more photos after the jump, and you can view Greg's full gallery by clicking here.
Critical season for Danny Hope, who is 9-15 as Purdue coach. The Boilermakers' schedule is favorable early, but takes a nasty turn at midseason with games at Penn State, Michigan and Wisconsin and home games against Ohio State and Iowa.
Has Rich Rodriguez saved his job? Michigan's 27-16 victory over Purdue on Saturday lifted the Wolverines' record to 7-3 and assured Rodriguez of his first winning season at Ann Arbor. The Boilermakers (4-6) need a road victory over Michigan State (doubtful) and a home win over Indiana (a tossup) to become eligible for a bowl.
Wiz correspondent Greg Laughlin made the trip to West Lafayette to check out the scene and you can view his gallery by clicking here.