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Purdue Football: T.J. McCollum Named Graduate Assistant

The standout linebacker is back in the Gold and Black.

NCAA Football: Purdue at Northwestern David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

After a short sting with the Bears as an undrafted free agent, it appears that T.J. McCollum will be headed back to West Lafayette - this time as a coach.

T.J. was named a graduate assistant yesterday, giving Purdue a former player that knows this system to now help and coach it. T.J. played under Coach Brohm and Coach Holt as a linebacker at Purdue and at Western Kentucky.

I am going to assume he will be helping with the linebackers, being an assistant to Nick Holt, where he can learn from one of the best in NCAA Football.

I wish that his professional career would have taken off, but this is not a bad second option. Being able to learn from this great staff and the chance of being maintained if he does a great job over the next couple of seasons as a GA.

I want to wish T.J. the best of luck with this new career change! Boiler Up!