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Darrell Hazell named Purdue coach

Updated: December 5, 2012, 10:38 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Morgan Burke wants Purdue back in the Rose Bowl, and he's willing to put his money on Darrell Hazell to get there.

After a whirlwind week of speculation, Burke ended the chatter by introducing the 48-year-old New Jersey native as the Boilermakers' head coach Wednesday.

Hazell will receive a six-year, $12 million deal, sources told ESPN. He had a $300,000 base salary at Kent State.

The contract comes with a succinct message from Burke: The Cradle ...

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