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12 Days to Purdue Football: Jared Sparks and Dontay Hunter II

As we get closer to football season we’re going to have a lot more double player days, and that includes today. Jared Sparks - Jr. Geismar, LA (Dutchtown HS) 6’1”, 210 pounds Wide Receiver 2019 Projection: Contributor at Wide Receiver Sparks has been...

Tario Fuller Suffers “Significant” Injury in Scrimmage

Purdue’s final scrimmage of fall camp today before the fan day at Ross-Ade Stadium brought some bad news for the running backs room. Jeff Brohm said RB Tario Fuller suffered a significant injury during today’s scrimmage— mike carmin (@carmin_jc) August...

13 Days to Purdue Football: Jack Plummer & Tyler Hamilton

It’s a double player offense-defense day, so let’s get to it! Jack Plummer - Fr. (RS) Gilbert, AZ (Gilbert HS) 6’5”, 220 pounds Quarterback 2019 Projection: Backup Quarterback Plummer currently has the mantle of “next” when it comes to the Cradle of Quarterbacks. He was...

Purdue’s Lone 5-star Football Recruit Ever Seeks Redemption

Five star recruits are prizes for any football or basketball program. There are currently only 27 5-star prospects per the Rivals 2020 rankings in football and just 25 for basketball. Caleb Swanigan was Purdue basketball’s lone 5-star commit of...

18 Days to Purdue Football: Paul Piferi

Today’s player is one that almost certainly won’t see the field this year barring a disaster, but there is a lot of promise for him. Paul Piferi - Fr. Villa Park, CA (Villa Park HS) 6’5”, 220 pounds Quarterback 2019 Projection: Likely...

19 Days to Purdue Football; Brooks Cormier

One of the few positions where Purdue has won a national award is punter. Travis Dorsch won the Ray Guy Award in 2001 and Cody Webster later was a finalist for the same award. Today’s player has to replace...

20 Days to Purdue Football: Alfred Armour

Today’s player made some waves over the summer with Rondale Moore-like workout numbers. Alfred Armour - Fr. (RS) Indianapolis, IN (Warren Central HS) 6’1”, 235 pounds Running Back 2019 Projection: Possible contributor at running back Armour comes from the football powerhouse of Warren...

21 Days to Purdue Football: Markus Bailey and Jordan Bonner

With kickoff coming three weeks from today we have a double player day today. Markus Bailey - Sr. Columbus, OH (Hilliard Davidson HS) 6’1”, 240 pounds Linebacker 2019 Projection: Starter at Linebacker By the time all is said and done Markus Bailey will leave...

Purdue Players in NFL Training Camps

It’s NFL Training camp time and that means it is time for the Where’s Waldo game of finding out where Purdue’s guys are. This is the first year since the mid-90s that Purdue did not have a player drafted,...

22 Days to Purdue Football: King Doerue

Today we have an incoming freshman that will challenge for playing time. King Doerue - Fr. Amarillo, TX (Tascosa HS) 5’10”, 210 pounds Running Back 2019 Projection: Possible contributor at running back Purdue has some questions at running back. Tario Fuller is the...

Purdue Football: It’s All About the Big Boys – Offensive Line – Vol 2

Yesterday I posted an article talking about the nominal “starters” on the offensive line. https://www.hammerandrails.com/2019/8/6/20757099/purdue-football-its-all-about-the-big-boys-offensive-line I looked at the players that ran out with the first team on the first day of fall camp. The thing is, this position group won’t...

25 Days to Purdue Football: Tario Fuller

Today’s player was a surprise starter two years ago before injuries sidelined him. Tario Fuller - Sr. Sugar Hill, GA (Lanier HS) 6’, 200 pounds Running Back 2019 Projection; Starter at Running Back It has been a tough couple of seasons for Tario...

Former Purdue Thrower Chukwuebuka Enekewechi Qualifies for Tokyo Olympics

Next summer is going to be a busy one for former Purdue athletes. Steele Johnson and David Boudia are expected to qualify as divers for the 2020 Summer Oluympics in Tokyo. Jon Octeus and Robbie Hummel could represent the...

Purdue Football: Training Camp, Questions For Offensive Skill Groups

Purdue is a few practices in to the summer now. Position battles are well under way, with young players pushing the older ones, some sty overs from the last regime. In year three of the Brohm era we are...

26 Days to Purdue Football: Crishawn Long

The addition of the freshmen to the roster means our countdown can be a little more complete. Crishawn Long - Fr. Parma, OH (Padua Franciscan) 6’2”, 210 pounds Linebacker 2019 Projection: Likely redshirt Purdue is going to play a lot of true freshmen...

27 Days to Purdue Football: Navon Mosley

Today we feature one of Purdue’s few seniors who was chosen as a defensive captain on Thursday. Navon Mosley - Sr. West Bloomfield, MI (West Bloomfield HS) 6’, 200 pounds Safety 2019 Projection: Starter at Safety Navon is one of the most experienced players...

Purdue Football Recruiting: Friday Update

The long summer of our discontent is almost over. Fall camp has kicked off and college football is just around the corner. Recruiting, however, never stops. I’ll be focusing more on the upcoming season over the next few weeks,...

First Steps Taken in Ross-Ade Renovation

Today was a big day for the future of Purdue football. Not only did we lock up Mike Bobinski for two more years, the next steps in the renovation of Ross-Ade Stadium were taken. The last time we had...

Two More Years! Mike Bobinski Signed Through 2024

When Mike Bobinski came aboard in the fall of 2016 Purdue athletics were in dire straits. The men’s basketball team had not won an NCAA Tournament game since 2012, baseball was coming off of a terrible 10-win season, and...

Purdue Football Recruiting: Jaylen Stinson Commits!

Jaylen Stinson, a 5’8, 160 pound, 3* (86) WR/CB from Opelelika, AL verbally committed to Purdue today. Stinson committed to Purdue over 11 other offers, including offers from Louisville, Nebraska and Duke. I’m hearing that Purdue is recruiting Stinson as a...