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Ex-Purdue head coach Darrell Hazell lands on Vikings’ staff

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - OCTOBER 15: Head coach Darrell Hazell of the Purdue Boilermakers looks on in the second half of the game against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Ross-Ade Stadium on October 15, 2016 in West Lafayette, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Vikings are adding a former college head coach to their staff of assistants.

Former Purdue head coach Darrell Hazell will be the Vikings’ wide receivers coach, Alex Marvez of Sporting News reports.

Hazell was fired by Purdue halfway through last season after getting off to a 3-3 start. That concluded a brutal run at Purdue in which he went 1-11, 3-9 and 2-10 in his three full seasons there. He got the Purdue job after leading Kent State to an 11-3 record in 2012.

Hazell has previously been a receivers coach at Eastern Illinois, Western Michigan, Army, Rutgers and Ohio State. He has never coached in the NFL.

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14 Responses to “Ex-Purdue head coach Darrell Hazell lands on Vikings’ staff”
  1. redlikethepig says: Feb 17, 2017 6:51 AM

    Condolences.

  2. blowfishes says: Feb 17, 2017 7:31 AM

    George Stewart becoming Chargers special teams coordinator meand that the Vikings are going to have competition in resigning Patterson. The guy has been a father figure to him and will have the inside scoop on how his work ethic and overall effort improved this past year.

  3. f1restarter says: Feb 17, 2017 8:03 AM

    “…lands on Vikings’ staff.”

    ————————————

    Kinda makes it sound like he jumped out of a plane and accidentally parachuted into the local water treatment plant, doesn’t it?

  4. filthymcnasty3 says: Feb 17, 2017 9:39 AM

    He’s landed on the Purdue of NFL teams – except without the reputation for engineering excellence.

  5. fmc651 says: Feb 17, 2017 10:51 AM

    Trolls are out early as usual.

    Packers’ Aaron Rodgers: Struggles until garbage time in NFC championship game 44-21 loss.

    by RotoWire Staff Jan 23, 2017

  6. h0metownzero says: Feb 17, 2017 11:16 AM

    Wow. He couldn’t even land a high school job?

  7. whatjusthapped says: Feb 17, 2017 11:54 AM

    h0metownzero says:

    Wow. He couldn’t even land a high school job?

    ==========================
    I take it that reading comprehension isn’t your strong suit. Read the headline, it says he landed on the Vikings, same thing isn’t it?

  8. truthbetold109 says: Feb 17, 2017 12:30 PM

    fmc651 says:
    Feb 17, 2017 10:51 AM
    Trolls are out early as usual.

    Packers’ Aaron Rodgers: Struggles until garbage time in NFC championship game 44-21 loss.

    by RotoWire Staff Jan 23, 2017
    ____________________

    Seriously, the Packers are so banged up that street free agents have to start at DB against the best receiving corps in the league yet they still make it to the NFC Championship Game and you think the loss is something of an embarrassment? This is why you can’t argue with a vikings fan, they don’t even know when they are being ridiculous.

  9. filthymcnasty3 says: Feb 17, 2017 12:48 PM

    So do they plan on giving him any WR’s to coach?

    I’m not sure that Treadslow can hold that clipboard any more securely than he already does.

  10. h0metownzero says: Feb 17, 2017 12:58 PM

    Zimmer sure likes former head coaches – that were fired for incompetence.

    Who could forget the progress of their juggernaut offense under the watchful eye of Norv Turner and Pat Shurmur. Or the mastery of their offensive line thanks to the mentoring of Tony Sporano.

    THIS is why Zimmy is the best in the business.

  11. northwoodsv2 says: Feb 17, 2017 1:42 PM

    Hiring a WR coach that actually WAS a WR? BRILLIANT!

    Unlike hiring a QB coach that used to be a DB.

  12. Purple People Eaters says: Feb 17, 2017 3:45 PM

    Ugh. SERIOUSLY!

  13. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Feb 17, 2017 3:49 PM

    Between the forced resignation of the corrupt US Bank stadium co-chairs, the hiring of the worst coach in Purdue history, and Adrian taunting the team on Twitter, I’d say all-in-all it’s a pretty typical week for the Minnesota Vikings.

  14. Frazier28/7 says: Feb 18, 2017 9:15 AM

    Pretty much, yeah.

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