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Thursday, February 2, 2012
Purdue loses DBs coach to NFL

By Brian Bennett

Purdue coach Danny Hope has another position to fill on his defensive staff.

Defensive backs coach Lou Anarumo has left to take a job with the Miami Dolphins, the school announced. Anarumo had spent the past eight seasons at Purdue.

"It is bittersweet," Hope said in a statement. "We will greatly miss having Lou on our coaching staff but could not be more excited for him to have this opportunity."

Hope fired defensive coordinator Gary Emanuel after the season, and linebackers coach Phil Elmassian left for Massachusetts. Purdue hired former CFL and Kansas State assistant Tim Tibesar to run the defense and coach linebackers on Jan. 19.

That leaves two vacancies on the staff, with Hope looking to hire a defensive line coach as well.