I came across this quote from The Sporting News in the J&C today. Interesting they seem to believe Hope should have never been fired.
The Sporting News doesn't think much of Hazell and the Boilermakers right now. The magazine ranks Hazell No. 14 among Big Ten coaches.
It's not good when your only victory of the season was a squeaker against FCS Indiana State. The transition from Danny Hope (who never should have been fired) to Hazell has been rough; the buy-in from players slow. There's no denying Hazell walked into a program that should have beaten two elite teams the previous season (Ohio State, Notre Dame), and looked like a team of misfits and outcasts a year later.