As is normally the case after a head coach is fired, a variety of names have been linked as possible fits to the Purdue head coaching vacancy since Darrell Hazell was dismissed on Sunday.
But one of those potential fits said he isn’t interested.
“I don’t see it happening,” Brock Spack, a former Boilermakers defensive coordinator and current Illinois State head coach, told The Pantagraph‘s Randy Reinhardt on Tuesday. “I’ve kind of moved on from that a long time ago.
“They stink right now. I hope they get a good coach. I’ve got a lot of pride in the place. I put 22 years of my life in there. I like to see them win. But I don’t think it will be me.”
Spack was the Boilermakers’ defensive coordinator from 1997 to 2008. He has served as the Illinois State head coach since, where he has compiled a 59-33 record in eight seasons.
“I have my own problems right now,” Spack added. “I’m at a great place. My focus is on the Redbirds right now.”