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Players react to Hope's departure

It is all starting to line up. First, the coach's (and his wife's) reaction after the IU game. Then the announcement of the press conference. And now some of the players hit the Twitter world.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet tw-align-center"><p>Speechless...</p>&mdash; Charles Torwudzo Jr. (@ChuckT17) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChuckT17/status/272800804367368192" data-datetime="2012-11-25T20:35:54+00:00">November 25, 2012</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet tw-align-center"><p>Anger and frustration... Just flat out shocked and speechless</p>&mdash; Danny Anthrop (@DannyAnthrop) <a href="https://twitter.com/DannyAnthrop/status/272802849635835904" data-datetime="2012-11-25T20:44:02+00:00">November 25, 2012</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet tw-align-center"><p>I can't believe it...</p>&mdash; Ryan Keith Russell (@RKRelentless) <a href="https://twitter.com/RKRelentless/status/272800472597950464" data-datetime="2012-11-25T20:34:35+00:00">November 25, 2012</a></blockquote>

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Now Ryan Russel tweeted after that about his mother leaving, so that could be part of it. But to see 3 different players show sudden shock is a sign. After all, the players have shown their support for Coach Hope over the last couple of weeks, even taking the blame for the losses for Hope.

It is only a matter of time before this becomes official. At least the players found out first. There is also Hopeful Danny's tweet:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet tw-align-center"><p>I was about to leave to go 'cruiting, but Morgan asked me to stick around my office for the afternoon...Someone's getting extra per diem.</p>&mdash; Not Danny (@HopefulDanny) <a href="https://twitter.com/HopefulDanny/status/272799474018054145" data-datetime="2012-11-25T20:30:37+00:00">November 25, 2012</a></blockquote>

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Stay tuned.

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Burke schedules conference. Hope likely fired.

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Link to original tweet

If this is another false Twitter rumor or a joke, I am going to be pissed. We've already had to go through that once. Or it could be worse, Burke could announce another 1-2 year contract extension for Hope.

Okay, those scenario's are not likely to happen, but I still had to put them out there. It is pretty much guaranteed that Hope is gone after today as Burke kicks him out the door. Burke could pull a cruel joke on us and name Nord Interim Head Coach, which would probably be worse, so I bet Tibesar will be named interim head. That put's a lot of pressure on him after only being at Purdue for a season.

I can't really say much since all we really have is this tweet. There seems to be nothing else on the web or on social media. If anything else pops up, we'll post it on here. Until we receive any other news, consider this a pseudo-open thread.

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