Ever since Darrell Hazell was fired Sunday as the head coaching of Purdue football, it seems new names have been rumored to be connected to the vacancy on a daily basis.
One of those rumored names spoke to the media about the Boilermakers’ head coach vacancy Tuesday. Well, sort of.
P.J. Fleck, head coach at Western Michigan and one of the hottest up-and-coming college football coaching names in 2016, told reporters he would not comment on the rumors of him leaving Kalamazoo for West Lafayette.
PJ Fleck on Purdue rumors: My players will get 100% of PJ Fleck everyday. Won't comment on rumors and speculation. pic.twitter.com/GL1K7AEqEE
— Jack Doles (@jackdoles) October 18, 2016
Under Fleck in 2016, the Broncos have been nothing short of spectacular. They’re 7-0 and ranked in the AP Top 25 for the first time in program history.
Fleck, the second-youngest coach in the FBS, also has two wins over Big Ten teams this season, beating Northwestern, 22-20, and Illinois, 34-10.