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AP Source: Assistant leaves Illini for Purdue

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – A person familiar with the decision said Illinois offensive line coach Jim Bridge is leaving just more than a month after he was hired.

Bridge is taking a job at Purdue, according to the person who was not authorized to publicly discuss the departure and spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday.

Bridge was hired Jan. 23 by Illinois coach Tim Beckman. He will become an assistant on first-year Purdue coach Darrell Hazell’s staff.

The Illini start spring practices Tuesday and had announced last week they’d finished filling out their staff.

Beckman has already turned over more than half his staff after a 2-10 season. The school said he was not available for comment.

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