Purdue hires Illinois RB coach Cory Patterson

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I have to assume Patterson get a better role vs. leaving for $.
It will be the same role, and we could match any offer.

I think it's probably less that he chose Walters over Bielema than that the IW camp, of which Patterson is CEO, chose Graham Harrell over Barry Lunney.

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Patterson did some good things here, especially with keeping Lovie's guys here the last few years, but he was never getting an increased role while George McDonald is here. Best of luck to him; fortunately, filling the RB coach spot with a good recruiter isn't our biggest problem
 
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It will be the same role, and we could match any offer.

I think it's probably less that he chose Walters over Bielema than that the IW camp, of which Patterson is CEO, chose Phil Longo over Barry Lunney.
Bummer, but understand these things happen. Hopefully it works out better for IW, really like that kid.
 
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redwingillini11

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IW in a Purdue jersey might actually kill me
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It will be the same role, and we could match any offer.

I think it's probably less that he chose Walters over Bielema than that the IW camp, of which Patterson is CEO, chose Phil Longo over Barry Lunney.
I'm probably missing something that should be obvious, but Longo is at Wisconsin and Patterson is going to Purdue...
 
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It will be the same role, and we could match any offer.

I think it's probably less that he chose Walters over Bielema than that the IW camp, of which Patterson is CEO, chose Phil Longo over Barry Lunney.
Thought Harrell was their OC? Would make sense that IW and Love would follow him given he's been their coach for like 10 years, but who knows 🤷‍♂️
 
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Walter's is absolutely purging the illini staff and no 2 cents about it. When he was initially hired I knew there would be some departures but not to this extent. I hate to say this because I loved Walter's but this could turn in a love/hate thing real quick for me.
 
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redwingillini11

North Aurora
Thought Harrell was their OC? Would make sense that IW and Love would follow him given he's been their coach for like 10 years, but who knows 🤷‍♂️
I'd like to think at least that IW has built up strong relationships with his teammates and other coaches at Illinois over the past few years that one coach moving on won't be the end all be all. But obviously there is something there. If he announces he is hitting the transfer portal, well, you will be able to pinpoint the exact moment I finish reading that notification:

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Oh gosh I meant Graham Harrell, my bad

I'm getting my Big Ten West Air Raid OC's mixed up. Woody Hayes is spinning in his grave.
:) no problem. My head's spinning with all the coaching changes also.
 
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