Official Statement From Purdue Athletics On Danny Hope

Reid Compton-US PRESSWIRE

Here is the official word sent to John Purdue Club members just now.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue athletics director Morgan Burke has announced that Danny Hope will not return as head football coach.

Purdue will hold a press conference today in Mackey Arena at 6:30 p.m. ET. The press conference will be streamed live on purduesports.com.

Hope, who is in his fourth season as head coach of the Boilermakers, will not coach the team in the upcoming bowl game. He compiled a 22-27 record at Purdue, including a 13-19 mark in Big Ten Conference games and a 15-13 mark at Ross-Ade Stadium.

"There is no question that our football program has seen considerable growth under Danny’s leadership, particularly in the areas of academics, player development and recruiting," Burke said. "I applaud him for his passion about Purdue University and the young men he coaches. He and his staff have devoted their lives to improving the program, but as I told him earlier this afternoon, those efforts did not equate to the consistent on-field success that both of us expected.

"I want to personally thank Danny and his wife, Sally, for their contributions not only to Purdue but to the Greater Lafayette community."

Hope, who is under contract through the 2016 season, will receive a $600,000 buyout.

A national search is under way for Hope’s replacement.

Wide receivers coach Patrick Higgins will serve as interim head coach for the bowl game.

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