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|Darrell Hazell guided Kent State to an 11-2 record this season.|
"Darrell is a great fit to build on our existing foundation," athletic director Morgan Burke said in a prepared statement. "His leadership at Kent State, combined with his prior experience at Ohio State and other stops along the way, has prepared him to help us continue to move toward developing a championship-caliber program. He understands our '25/85' vision as well as our desire to recruit both locally and nationally. Furthermore, it is clear that he appreciates the Cradle of Quarterbacks tradition, and it will remain a focal point of our program."