Thursday, August 30, 2007
Big 10 Preview: Purdue
Fact: Joe Tiller wears a girdle under his dungarees.
Fact: I have a friend in his 30's who still wakes up in a cold sweat with night terrors because he's afraid of Gene Keady.
Fact: Purdue is known for being horrible defensively, yet they've sent more guys from the defensive side of the ball to the NFL than Penn State this century.
Fact: The stupidest (and ugliest girl) I've ever met flunked out of Iowa State, went to Purdue, and graduated with honors.
Fact: Defensive Coordinator Brock Spack originally worked in the San Fernando Valley as a fluffer for Johhny Wadd.
Fact: Purdue hasn't won an outright Big 10 title in Joe Paterno's lifetime.
Fact: During spring practice, Defensive Coordinator Brock Spack asked for ideas on a nickname for his defense, in an effort to get them to play with a nasty attitude. There was a full minute of dumb silence, followed by Offensive Coordinator Bill Legg saying, "how 'bout the Maginot Line?" Despite the best efforts of Spack, the name stuck.
Fact: Dustin Keller is the best tight end in the Big 10.
Fact: Giving up 5 YPC on the ground will give you plenty of free time to watch big time Division I college football on television in January.
Fact: The only way to make people forget you missed a game because of a paintball injury is to get stabbed in the chest.
Fact: 3 Boilermakers is the perfect amount. Never drink 4.
Fact: I started out writing a "real" preview, like a "journalist", but then I read Brian's at mgoblog and decided everyone would be better served if I just led you to his Purdue preview. Enjoy.