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Purdue fires coach Danny Hope

Updated: November 25, 2012, 11:34 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Purdue wants a football team that can get to the Rose Bowl and decided Danny Hope was not the coach to take the Boilermakers there.

About 24 hours after winning back the Old Oaken Bucket against rival Indiana to become bowl-eligible again, athletic director Morgan Burke announced he had fired Hope and had made receivers coach Patrick Higgins the interim coach for the Boilermakers' next game.

The swift move was no surprise to Boilermakers fans who had grown increasingly ...

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