After Purdue coach Darrell Hazell was fired Sunday afternoon, several Boilermakers player tweeted about their love and thankfulness for the man who brought them to West Lafayette, Ind.
Read below for what players had to say about Hazell.
Junior safety C.J. Parker
I have nothing in my heart but love for this man and no matter what anyone says he's one of the greatest men luv yah pic.twitter.com/gQQhHjVJpx
— CJ Parker (@grindaholic3) October 16, 2016
Freshman receiver Jackson Anthrop
Forever grateful for the man who took a shot on the small school kid and for giving me a chance to live my dream. Thank you Coach
— Yung_Julian (@AnthropJackson) October 16, 2016
Junior cornerback Da’Wan Hunte
— DeucePapí✌ R.A.I.S.E (@FYF_CEO) October 16, 2016
Junior cornerback Race Johnson
— Race Johnson (@racerwillie46) October 16, 2016
Freshman running back Brian Lankford-Johnson
Thank you for the opportunity coach pic.twitter.com/bVj5LqgOuW
— Forrest Gump (@TheOLank_37) October 16, 2016
Hazell was fired after three and a half seasons at Purdue and a 9-33 record. Receivers coach Gerad Parker will lead the Boilermakers for the rest of the season.