Darrell Hazell will not finish his fourth season at Purdue.
The school fired Hazell Sunday, according to multiple reports. The moves comes after Saturday's 49-35 loss to Iowa. It's kind of shocking the move would come now and not following a 50-7 loss to Maryland two weeks earlier. The Boilermakers responded with a 34-31 win at Illinois last week before Saturday's home loss to the Hawkeyes.
"I'm doing everything right to help these guys become better," Hazell said Saturday. "There's no question we're moving forward. We're doing a lot of good things. We just have to keep pushing."
Purdue is 3-3 this season and 1-2 in the Big Ten, but the Boilermakers have just nine wins under Hazell, who leaves West Lafayette with a 9-33 record. Purdue was 3-24 in Big Ten play since Hazell was hired to replace Danny Hope following the 2012 season. Hope had gone 22-27 (13-19 Big Ten) in four seasons, taking Purdue to a pair of bowl games.
Hazell was given a six-year, $12.75 million contract, which Purdue will still have to pay.
Hazell, 52, never won more than three games in a season at Purdue. He had gone 11-3 in his second, and final, season at Kent State while leading the Golden Flashes to the MAC championship game.