For nine months, all Darrell Hazell heard about was an inept offense, woeful defense and one measly win. Then the first four plays of the 2014 season resulted in negative yards on offense and an offsides penalty on defense.
The final result wasn’t what he wanted, but Western Michigan quarterback Zach Terrell believes the reclamation project in Kalamazoo – of which he is a major building block – is on the right path.
WEST LAFAYETTE – Fall camp was filled with promise for Purdue. Head coach Darrell Hazell and players spoke of camaraderie and turning the page on a 1-11 record last season.

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  • College football preview: Western Michigan at Purdue
    When: Noon today Where: Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette TV: ESPNU Radio: 1380 AM, 1140 AM On the Web: To watch a video preview, go to “Boiling Point” at Darrell Hazell vs. P.J.
  • Dreary 2013 season in past for Purdue
    WEST LAFAYETTE – As Purdue slogged through a dismal 1-11 debut season under Darrell Hazell, autumn’s hues turned from vibrant oranges and yellows to black and blue.
  • After 1-11 seasons, Boilers, Broncos talk like winners
    Purdue and Western Michigan both finished 1-11 last season under first-year head coaches. Listen to Darrell Hazell and P.J. Fleck, though, and one might surmise that the Boilermakers and Broncos are gearing up for college football’s inaugural four-team playoff.