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3-9, 7th in Big Ten - West
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4dBrian Bennett

Coaches, revenues pushing Big Ten toward top

Maybe bowl season didn't quite go as planned for the Big Ten, but the league is as strong as its ever been from top to bottom and trending up.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Big Ten West coaches in 2014: Tim Beckman (Illinois), Kirk Ferentz (Iowa), Jerry Kill (Minnesota), Bo Pelini (Nebraska), Pat Fitzgerald (Northwestern), Darrell Hazell (Purdue), Gary Andersen (Wisconsin) Big Ten West coaches in 2017: Lovie Smith (Illinois), Ferentz (Iowa), P.J. Fleck (Minnesota), Mike Riley (Nebraska), Fitzgerald (Northwestern), Jeff Brohm (Purdue), Paul Chryst (Wisconsin).

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12dBrian Bennett

Three questions for 2017: Purdue Boilermakers

An offensive whiz, first-year Purdue coach Jeff Brohm could bring excitement to the Boilermakers soon. Yet, there's a ton of work to be done.

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While Washington State did announce three midterm junior-college signings Wednesday, including No. 11 offensive tackle Robert Valencia of City College of San Francisco, not all of the news was positive. The Cougars lost a commitment from George Moore, the No. 39 player in the ESPN JC 50 and their third highest ranked recruit in the 2017 class. Moore, a three-star offensive tackle out of College of San Mateo, has become a hot target with recruiters lately and now has offers from Arizona State, Oregon State, Fresno State, Missouri, Purdue, San Diego State, Syracuse and Utah State.

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34dAdam Rittenberg

The coaching carousel's winners and losers

Now that the carousel has stopped spinning, we know Tom Herman and the state of Florida won big, and LSU might be saying "Oeaux no." We break down all the moves from this year's coaching cycle.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington State inside receivers coach JaMarcus Shephard is leaving for a position at Purdue with new coach Jeff Brohm, sources said. Fox Sports first to report the move. Shephard had worked with Brohm at Western Kentucky before joining WSU this season.

Brohm committed to restoring glory of Purdue football (1:03)

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Brohm's passer-friendly offense will have a good building block at Purdue in rising junior David Blough. He led the Big Ten this season with 3,352 passing yards and 25 touchdowns, though he also threw a whopping 21 interceptions. Brohm is an outstanding developer of quarterback talent, and Blough has all the tools to succeed under his tutelage.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Brohm and Western Kentucky win the Conference USA title over Skip Holtz and Louisiana Tech. Brohm and Holtz both are on Purdue's radar for its coaching vacancy, and multiple industry sources say Brohm has an edge. But Brohm also would be a leading candidate for Cincinnati, which is expected to open next week.

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48dAdam Rittenberg

Who will start 2017 on the hot seat?

While this year's coaching carousel is still spinning, some coaches are already feeling the heat for next year. Who must improve in 2017, plus all the latest coaching news and notes.

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Miles, Fleck are leaders for Purdue job

Former LSU head coach Les Miles has reportedly had conversations with Purdue. Western Michigan coach P.J. Fleck doesn't want to talk to other schools until after Friday's MAC title game, reports Adam Rittenberg. Coaching quick takes (Insider)

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49dAustin Ward

Can Purdue land P.J. Fleck or Les Miles?

Western Michigan coach P.J. Fleck and former LSU coach Les Miles have been mentioned as possibilities for the uphill climb that is the Purdue job.

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