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Purdue hires defensive line coach

Purdue has hired veteran assistant Kevin Wolthausen as its new defensive line coach, the school announced Wednesday. That completes Danny Hope's staff for the 2012 season.

Wolthausen comes to the Boilermakers the Las Vegas Locomotives in the United Football League, where he served as the defensive line coach. Before going to the UFL, he served as associate head coach and linebackers coach at Eastern Michigan.

Wolthausen spent four seasons at Louisville, where he coached future NFL star Elvis Dumervil. He then followed Bobby Petrino to the Atlanta Falcons for the 2007 season. Other stops in his career include Arizona, USC, Oklahoma and Arizona State.

At Purdue, Wolthausen will try to get the most out of star defensive tackle Kawann Short and improve the team's pass rush off the edge with players like rising sophomore Ryan Russell.