Purdue coach Gerad Parker and his team will have a chance to make a statement on the field this Saturday against Northwestern.
But the interim head coach chose to make another statement on Tuesday.
The former wide receivers coach turned interim head coach announced that he would be taking part in “No-shave November” to raise awareness and pay tribute to those who battled or are battling cancer.
Coach Parker opens press conference saying he's doing "No-shave November" in honor of those cancer has touched.
— Purdue Football (@BoilerFootball) November 8, 2016
Though Parker didn’t go into details, he told the media that cancer has affected several people close to him.
Parker opens by saying he's participating in no shave November. Said he's lost several close to him to cancer.
— Mike DeFabo (@MikeDeFabo) November 8, 2016
The genuine gesture will last the whole month, which will likely be the rest of the season for the Boilermakers.
Perhaps the decision will bring some good mojo to the team as it finishes out against the Wildcats, Wisconsin and Indiana.