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BTN Purdue Media Days Segment

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For those who missed it, here's the BTN Purdue Media Days segments- an interview with CJB and a group interview of Karlaftis, Bell and Anthrop. From Brohm, some (deserved) veiled shade at Diaco, and more self-introspection than I've ever seen from him. Surprised with the damning-with-faint-praise of the running game, even though Horvath occasionally carried away he O. Overall, a fast 22 minutes.

Haarms signs with top level German team

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He'll be playing in Frankfurt for the Skyliners in the Basketball Bundesliga. The team GM says he'll be getting playing time right away for them.

Catching up with RB Brandon Cottom

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https://youtu.be/21A-TpmmXng

Brandon Cottom, Boiler running back 2011-2014 who had stints in the NFL, AAF and Arena League, was interviewed by a Philadelphia-centric football vlog a few months ago. Not a whole lot of Purdue info, but an interesting watch all the same. Cottom was averaging over 9 YPC in Hope's final season, found himself in Hazell's doghouse (and Shoop's gag-awful offense), and had exactly 1 rushing attempt his senior year. The fact that he played a couple seasons for the Seahawks is testament to this young man's talent and drive, as well as the questionable coaching of the Hazell era.

Nick Holt now HC. In Italy.

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Sorry if I missed this from last October, but Covid. A quick check showed that Varese is a city of 80,000; the stadium holds 500 people and every member of the roster is from Italy, except for the Bolivian QB and a Brazilian CB.

Ivey & Furst make U19 Team

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Both Purdue players at the tryouts made it through to the tournament that starts July 3 in Latvia.

Ivey tweet about Painter

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Wow, quite a statement from a rising superstar about his head coach. To me, this is a great sign for the upcoming season as well as the current state of our program.

3-Star DE transfers in from IU

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Damarjhe Lewis announced today that's he's transferring in from IU. His cousin will be a teammate, a freshman CB. Lewis didn't play as a freshman last year, but IU's front 7 had a lot of depth. He had a lot of high major offers coming out of HS.

Bad news from guy who picked ORU > OSU 10 days ago

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He liked Oral Roberts' chances if they got OSU, he tweeted his pick of this upset on the 9th. In this article he goes through all the possible Cinderellas, 11 or highers with a chance to make the S16. Winthrop is on the list. Gulp.