Early fumble turns tide against Boilers

Early fumble turns tide against Boilers

There are 23 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Nov 4, 2007, titled Early fumble turns tide against Boilers. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Purdue couldn't have scripted a better start to its game Saturday in Happy Valley.

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Alan

Lafayette, IN

#1 Nov 4, 2007
Can't BELIEVE this article didn't talk about that officials BONEHEAD call @ 2:20 left in the game. The TV analysts sure did!!! It ranks with the all time terrible calls. No, it's not why we lost but, it really affected the decisions Purdue had to make in the last 2:20 not the least was HAVING to take a timeout and HAVING to onside vs maybe kicking off deep. That official shoud either resign or b e suspeded the rest of the year. HORRIBLE. Doesn't he know when your out of bounds the clock STOPS!!!!
mom

Evansville, IN

#2 Nov 4, 2007
Purdue
They are who we thought they are,
a middle big ten team.
Old Timer

Sellersburg, IN

#4 Nov 4, 2007
RICK --INDIANA wrote:
WE NEED A MIKE ALLSTOTT TYPE OF BACK.
SOMEBODY WHO CAN GET A YARD IN A 3RD AND SHORT. IT WOULD HELP THE PASSING GAME ALOT.
Might elp some but more than anything, we need a coach that no longer praises defaeat. Tiller talks like Purdue plays a good game even though those of us who watched it saw a Purdue offensive line that couldn't block well enough to protect the quarterback and a defense that couldn't put any pressure on the Penn State quarterback that has the worst rating in Division I-A.
This is really pathetic, we have a program that wants us to be happy about a football program that only beats teams with losing records and contnues to hammered by quality opponents. It's time for Morgan burke, Tiller and the rest of the football coaching staff to move on.
boilerhtown

Spring, TX

#5 Nov 4, 2007
I agree with Old timer. I've been saying for years that Brock Spack should be gone. Tiller keeps him around because the defense gives a good effort. If he can't see that we make other offenses look like the Colts then it's time for Joe to go!
Nice

Lockport, KY

#6 Nov 4, 2007
Alan wrote:
Can't BELIEVE this article didn't talk about that officials BONEHEAD call @ 2:20 left in the game. The TV analysts sure did!!! It ranks with the all time terrible calls. No, it's not why we lost but, it really affected the decisions Purdue had to make in the last 2:20 not the least was HAVING to take a timeout and HAVING to onside vs maybe kicking off deep. That official shoud either resign or b e suspeded the rest of the year. HORRIBLE. Doesn't he know when your out of bounds the clock STOPS!!!!
I laughed my ass off on that one. The official pretty much looked at you in the face and said bend over and take it like a man because there is nothing you can do about it. I'm not sure what you call that because it wasn't really a "blown call" because you didn't have to use any judgement. Its kind of a shame that it did happen there at the end of the game. He must be on the 1 more year JoePa committee.
Michigan Boiler

East Lansing, MI

#7 Nov 4, 2007
Old Timer wrote:
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Might elp some but more than anything, we need a coach that no longer praises defaeat. Tiller talks like Purdue plays a good game even though those of us who watched it saw a Purdue offensive line that couldn't block well enough to protect the quarterback and a defense that couldn't put any pressure on the Penn State quarterback that has the worst rating in Division I-A.
This is really pathetic, we have a program that wants us to be happy about a football program that only beats teams with losing records and contnues to hammered by quality opponents. It's time for Morgan burke, Tiller and the rest of the football coaching staff to move on.
You may get your wish. With 19 seniors graduating and two poor recruiting classes, this might be the year Tiller hangs it up.

I remember my dad complaining about Jack Mollenkoph not being able to win the big games and that he should go. Dad never lived to see another winning program after Jack left. So be careful what you wish for!

Yea! There may be another Jim Young out there but he will soon learn too that there is no future in trying to out recruit the Buckeyes and Wolverines every year.

This coaching staff needs to add another dimension to there spread offense by recruiting a running and passing quarterback and larger tailbacks.
The Reckoning

Avon, IN

#8 Nov 4, 2007
mom wrote:
Purdue
They are who we thought they are,
a middle big ten team.
Think of that one yourself there sweetie? Could be worse than being Purdue, at least we have a bowl locked up. IU needs to win one more, which they won't, and Notre Dame? Ha, don't make me laugh.
Matt

Evansville, IN

#9 Nov 4, 2007
Once again we get to the goal line and run 3 straight plays into the line with our smallest running back and an understrength o-line. Whatever happened to the fullback Tiller was praising the last couple of weeks. How about just doing something different once when we need a yard.
Purdue student

Attica, MI

#10 Nov 4, 2007
Welcome to Purdue football, folks. If we are favored in a game, we will win it. If we are not favored in a game, we won't win it. Simple as that. Now some people are complacent with our mediocrity, namely Morgan Burke and Joe Tiller. I absoulutely love Tiller for everything he has done for us, but we all need to face it that this is the Joe Tiller ceiling. We will not move out of 4-7th place in the big 10. What really amazes me is that some of the fans are happy with this position too. Wake up! I remember the Coletto-Akers years as well. Yeah, it sucked. But after watching game after game after game of missed opportunities and crucial fumbles and dropped balls. Why, i ask, why would you not want to see something better than what we have now?
David in Florida

North Fort Myers, FL

#11 Nov 4, 2007
Purdue beat themselves again...but they are getting better at key positions. Let's face it, we have a ways to go to compete with the elite teams in this country. I question some of the play calling yesterday, but I'm not the coach. Too many mistakes and Penn State took full advantage everytime. It's still been a pretty good season and we will be playing in someone's bowl.

Boiler up !
TIM- BOILER-Mishawaka

Kendallville, IN

#12 Nov 4, 2007
Here's a no brainer thought for our two brain dead "O" coaches. You have a 6'3, 230 PD QB that benches 385 pounds, Hey what about a QB sneak from the one yard line?Two shots to make it! God forbid we should do something logical in that situation.
TIM- BOILER-Mishawaka

Kendallville, IN

#13 Nov 4, 2007
Everyone say's Joe should go, The damn 2 retarded offensive coaches should go! What are we doing with two instead of one anyways! Athletic dept. needs to loosen up the pocket book tospend a little money to get and keep decent assistants. We have lost our fair share over the years. Once again no down field throws again.
Puhlease

Elgin, IL

#14 Nov 4, 2007
mom wrote:
Purdue
They are who we thought they are,
a middle big ten team.
I feel sorry for your kid(s.

Purdue has done pretty well.
7-3 is a nice record.

The refs gave that game away.
Jim

Elgin, IL

#15 Nov 4, 2007
Purdue student wrote:
Welcome to Purdue football, folks. If we are favored in a game, we will win it. If we are not favored in a game, we won't win it. Simple as that. Now some people are complacent with our mediocrity, namely Morgan Burke and Joe Tiller. I absoulutely love Tiller for everything he has done for us, but we all need to face it that this is the Joe Tiller ceiling. We will not move out of 4-7th place in the big 10. What really amazes me is that some of the fans are happy with this position too. Wake up! I remember the Coletto-Akers years as well. Yeah, it sucked. But after watching game after game after game of missed opportunities and crucial fumbles and dropped balls. Why, i ask, why would you not want to see something better than what we have now?
Tiller won't be around that much longer. 7-3 is pretty good and that game was given away by bad refs. Hire the coach from Kansas or someone like him. If you can win in Kansas...
TAW48

United States

#16 Nov 4, 2007
Some times being a Boiler F/B fan is like being a Cubs fans. You get your hopes up every year,only to get your heart broke again... Say what you want about Curtis Painter, but that guy plays with no fire in his eye at all? Watching him guide this team is tough to follow. Too much cold and not enough hot....
Here's an idea: at the goal line put 2 extra guards in the back field and punch it in?
boiler up

Indianapolis, IN

#17 Nov 4, 2007
That ref should be fired he screwed Purdue, and he knows it.
an Alum

Indianapolis, IN

#18 Nov 4, 2007
Why is it that no iu fans have commented here but we have loads of Purdue people commenting on the iu article? And not just commenting...but acting like jerks. They are really disgracing our name.
time to go Joe

Indianapolis, IN

#19 Nov 4, 2007
Once again, we choked hard. We show up with no confidence and a horrendous game plan. In big games, we always play not to lose. Don't feel sorry for Tiller, he has made a lot of money at Purdue. Let's thank him for early years and send him on his way.
the facts

Crawfordsville, IN

#20 Nov 4, 2007
Since midway thru the 2003 season, counting only Big 10 games played vs. teams with Big 10 records of .500 or better (excluding season openers) & Bowl games, Tiller's record is 2-18. And those two wins were at home vs. a 3-3 OSU team in 2004 and this year at home vs. a 2-2 Northwestern team.

Purdue wins the easy games & loses every tough game. Keeping Tiller is OBVIOUSLY an acceptance of being mediocre. What's amazing about Tiller and his pitiful record in big games is how he remains so smug.

Come on Purdue Administration, wake the hell up! It's time to move on...
DaveD

United States

#21 Nov 4, 2007
Another terrible bit of clock management nobody comments on. It's after the ref blows a call, forcing PU to burn a timeout, and PU has to stop Penn St. Stop them on 1st and 2nd downs, take the timeouts. Then they stop the 3rd down play but accept a penalty--AND THEN THE CLOCK STARTS MOVING AGAIN. They lose 25-30 seconds on this, plus the time after the replayed 3rd down. Another 25 seconds could have made a difference, given that they got to midfield with 20 seconds to go as it is. Pathetic.

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