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It's hard to say what I think of this move. The first thing I did when I saw it was laugh. Then I got to thinking. There was always talk about the lack of offensive line recruting and how Tressel put a leash on Bollman. Also, not to defend the guy because his students couldn't pass block to save their lives, but Bollman has had some excellent run blocking from 3 star players during his tenure at tOSU. I too ultimately think this will prove to be a bad hire but let's also ask ourselves: Who else was Hazell going to get for the low wages Purdue has to offer? You also have to face yourselves with the fact that Bollman was a part of a national championship, 8 BCS bowls, and 6 Big Ten championships. Maybe he has a better chance at "thriving" under Hazell as a position coach only. Again, I agree with everyone that he will prove to be a bad hire but maybe this move makes sense for someone like Hazell who doesn't have a shot at better coaches because of financial restrictions.
I don't know that you could ever say Bollman accepting the OL Coaching position at Purdue does Hazell any favors. Thats like walking through the mall and seeing a big wide body and asking her if she could play left tackle.
To tell you the truth I'm discouraged by a system that keeps recycling guys like Bollman. Bring in a good young line coach and give them a chance.
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