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Report: Purdue Has Fired Head Coach Darrell Hazell

Darrell Hazell has been fired by Purdue, following the team's 49-35 loss to Iowa on Saturday.

After a 3-3 start to its season, Purdue is moving on from Hazell, who was in his fourth year with the Boilermakers. Rivals' GoldandBlack.com was the first with the big news out of West Lafayette.

Hazell was fired Sunday, one day after Iowa dominated the Boilermakers 49-35 on Homecoming.

Receivers coach Gerad Parker will be the interim coach. Parker is in his fourth season with the Boilermakers, coming on staff as tight ends coach before moving to coach the receivers last season.

Hazell had a 9-33 record during his Purdue tenure, with this season's three wins matching the high-water mark of his time in West Lafayette. He was only 3-24 against Big Ten opponents. Purdue was 1-11 in 2013, 3-9 in 2014, and 2-10 in 2015. His firing comes as little surprise, although it may be a little earlier than many expected. Obviously the Purdue opening doesn't rank up there with a job like LSU, but the Tigers' quickness in pulling the trigger helped kick the coaching carousel into motion early in 2016, something that has proven to be a trend in recent college football seasons.

Speaking of LSU, during the Purdue loss that sealed Hazell's fate on Saturday, USA Today's Dan Wolken tweeted that former Tigers coach Les Miles could be on the radar for the Boilermakers job. Miles is a Midwestern guy, coming from Ohio, and it would be a very splashy hire for Purdue and new athletic director Mike Bobinski, who took over after leading Georgia Tech athletics back in August.

Darrell Hazell took over the Purdue program after two years at Kent State. In 2012, his Golden Flashes went 11-3 with an 8-0 record in conference play.

We'll keep you updated as more on the Purdue opening comes out.

[GoldandBlack.com]