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College Football Coaching Carousel: Purdue BLOCKS Flight Aware

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No wonder it has been a quiet FlightAware season

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Four years ago when Purdue hired Darrell Hazell we anxiously tracked N100PU, the private jet used by the Purdue University trustees to see if we could gauge who we were going after. Sure enough, we even tracked a flight into Akron that probably picked up Darrell Hazell.

This has become a regular feature every football season, and it is even called Flight Aware season:

FlightAware, the wonderful flight-tracking website, is the absolute best way to cover a coaching search. This is non-debatable. And since Michigan is likely going to be in the market for a new coach this offseason, MGoBlog found our first FlightAware guessing game of the year.

Well, it seems that Purdue, in this game of chess, has caught on to this practice. Check out what happens when you try to track N100PU now:

N100PU - TRUSTEES OF PURDUE UNIVERSITY (WEST LAFAYETTE IN)

This aircraft (N100PU) is not available for public tracking per request from the owner/operator.

That's my airplane! How do I track my airplane on FlightAware?

FlightAware can provide aircraft owner/operators with secure access to their own flight data. Contact FlightAware for help.

Clever move, Mitch. No we don’t know where all it has been. In addition to blocking it from curious journalists such as us, the competition doesn’t know if it has taken a quick trip somewhere, such as:

Mike Bobinski is getting good at this!

Or it is all one giant coincidence.