Les Miles rumors: Purdue football a team to watch?

Earlier this season LSU made the decision to fire coach Les Miles. Criticism for the personnel change hasn’t been difficult to find, as many fellow coaches and athletic directors have come out in support of Miles and his coaching prowess.

Les Miles is sure to be a hot name in the free agent coaches market this season.

Count Purdue among the first to get in on the sweepstakes for Miles’ services that will take place in a few months.

As Purdue marches toward the inevitable conclusion, one name I'm told to keep an eye on there: Les Miles

— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) October 15, 2016

Current Purdue coach Darrel Hazell’s termination, by all accounts, is a foregone conclusion at this point. He has frustrated the fan base and the court of public opinion seems to have come to a consensus.

BREAKING: Darrell Hazell was not fired at halftime, will live to coach another half.

— Jordan Hansen (@jordyhansen) October 15, 2016

If @MikeBobinski doesn't walk into the locker room and fire Darrell Hazell during halftime then he needs to be fired too

— Paul Branham (@BoilerPaulie) October 15, 2016

Over / Under on Darrell Hazell halftime adjustments : 0

— Nick Sickler (@nasickler) October 15, 2016

A deal is unlikely to be reached this season and Miles will be wearing a headset and holding a clipboard from his love-seat for the remainder of this year.

However, he’ll be somewhere next season.

Could it be Purdue? It could. But surely some bigger name programs will vie for his services.

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