Boilers satisfied with their competit...

Boilers satisfied with their competitiveness at Penn State

There are 53 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Nov 5, 2007, titled Boilers satisfied with their competitiveness at Penn State. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

The Purdue Boilermakers were hesitant to say anything that might be interpreted like they were happy with what perhaps could be called a moral victory.

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TIM- BOILER-Mishawaka

South Bend, IN

#1 Nov 5, 2007
Great comment "Keller"!Your the only one with any guts! If the rest of the team and coaches had that attitude we would be 8-2 instead of 7-3!This was a middle of the road Penn St team this year! Settling for just a good performance will always keep us at the 7-5 to 8-4 seasons every year!
TIM- BOILER-Mishawaka

South Bend, IN

#2 Nov 5, 2007
These comments by Tiller anymore reguarding this team sounds like a coach just riding out his contract to retirement. Time to start thinking about a coach that won't settle anymore and can light a fire into these kids and this program!
Purdue student

West Lafayette, IN

#3 Nov 5, 2007
This just makes me sick. We are not some YMCA youth soccer team that just lost to the best team in the league, but feel good that we competed. WE ARE A MAJOR COLLEGE FOOTBALL PROGRAM!!! We just got beat by an ok team on the road, and we are happy about it because we stayed with them until the end? To quote Herm Edwards, "You play to win the game!" This complacency sickens me.
And That is the reason

Indianapolis, IN

#4 Nov 5, 2007
that Purdue will always be a mediocre team. Tiller time needs to end!
Just happy to compete

Indianapolis, IN

#5 Nov 5, 2007
The Purdue defense didn't look very competitive, especially in the 2nd and 4th quarters. They made Morrelli look like an All-Pro!
Ted

United States

#6 Nov 5, 2007
We've accepted being average. How sad, do we have this same attitude when it comes to recruiting? Happy we were competitive...that's unacceptable, it's football your SUPPOSED to be competitive. This team needs a new attitude.
Fast Freddie

Portsmouth, VA

#7 Nov 5, 2007
"We competed" - Fred Akers, 1988 (or was that Colleto?)

We owe Tiller so much....but..let him get the record next year, and please start looking for a coach (Not Spack, not Legg) that attempts to win the tough games.
the facts

United States

#8 Nov 5, 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...
Michigan Boiler

Murfreesboro, TN

#9 Nov 5, 2007
You are RIGHT ON Dustin! Your teammates and coaches need to have the same attitude.

Since: Sep 07

Carmel, IN

#10 Nov 5, 2007
Does anyone remember how truly bad Purdue was prior to Tiller's arrival. Boiler fans would have killed to just one season like the 10 we've had during the past 11 years. Thank you Joe Tiller for the work you've done at Purdue.
boiler nation

Frankfort, IN

#11 Nov 5, 2007
Maybe if Penn State didn't hire the refs we would of won
boiler nation

Frankfort, IN

#12 Nov 5, 2007
How much did Joe Pa pay the refs
Tiller must go

San Jose, CA

#13 Nov 5, 2007
If it has come to the point that we are satisfied with losing to teams that aren't that good then it is time for Tiller to go. That is a kind of culture that you hope your team never acquires. Tiller also made some really bad calls. What the "F" is Jaycen Talyor doing in the ball game on 3rd and inches from the goal line? Even the announces questioned Tiller on that one.
is it time

Indianapolis, IN

#14 Nov 5, 2007
Tiller has done a great job getting this program back to respectability. Lord knows what he took over was a disaster. However it has hit the wall. There is no shame in facing the fact that new blood is needed. It is unfortunate that he has not had a stable coaching staff in years. Although his loosing them to better jobs is also a credit to the program. Personally I'd like to see a younger guy. Purdue is now a very attractive position for someone looking to get to the next level.
Wake Up

Indianapolis, IN

#15 Nov 5, 2007
Just because someone used to be good doesn't mean you have to blindly follow them forever. I am tired of hearing how bad the Colleto etc years were. Tiller was brought in to resurrect the program, which he did. Now his has become a complacent mediocre coach who doesn't inspire his players. Look around the college landscape and you will see programs who were nothing, now competing in their conferences. Purdue needs a young and fiery coach who wants to compete with EVERYONE in the B10 and not just the middle of the pack teams
tmarsh151 wrote:
Does anyone remember how truly bad Purdue was prior to Tiller's arrival. Boiler fans would have killed to just one season like the 10 we've had during the past 11 years. Thank you Joe Tiller for the work you've done at Purdue.
Lets go Hoosiers

United States

#16 Nov 5, 2007
boiler nation wrote:
How much did Joe Pa pay the refs
That sounds like something my IU constituants would say.

No PU needs to axe Tiller. He made them into a program, but success breeds demands. If you cant push it up to the next level of being a Big Ten contender every year, then you need to find someone who can.

Recruiting has started to slide in the past few years and its time for a new voice in WLF. No one should ever be content with "competing". Unless you are outmatched at every position, you dont go into the game hoping to compete. You go in hoping to lay the wood and come out with a W. Saying we were satisfied with competing says you lacked confidence in your team's ability to take control and win the football game and that is unacceptable in big time college football.
Purdue student

West Lafayette, IN

#17 Nov 5, 2007
tmarsh151 wrote:
Does anyone remember how truly bad Purdue was prior to Tiller's arrival. Boiler fans would have killed to just one season like the 10 we've had during the past 11 years. Thank you Joe Tiller for the work you've done at Purdue.
Yeah. We all remember the years before Tiller got here. And yes, we are all thankful for everything he has done. But why in the world are people satisfied with the position we are in now? We simply don't measure up to the above average teams in this conference, and we haven't for some time now. I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm sick of losing to good teams. For once I would like to feel the jubilation of upsetting another team. Not gonna happen as long as Tiller is here, and that's a fact.
Purdue student

West Lafayette, IN

#18 Nov 5, 2007
is it time wrote:
Tiller has done a great job getting this program back to respectability. Lord knows what he took over was a disaster. However it has hit the wall. There is no shame in facing the fact that new blood is needed. It is unfortunate that he has not had a stable coaching staff in years. Although his loosing them to better jobs is also a credit to the program. Personally I'd like to see a younger guy. Purdue is now a very attractive position for someone looking to get to the next level.
Right on the money with that comment.
S_Boiler

Marysville, OH

#19 Nov 5, 2007
Sounds like Tiller has the team managing expectations as well.

S
Jay

Indianapolis, IN

#20 Nov 5, 2007
That was one of the worst officated games in a long time, tick tack personal fouls, questionable two touchdowns off the board after crossing the plane with the ball, and running the clock when going out of bounds on the sideline. Wow. Can't wait for the Big Ten apology.

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