First, I want to say if you didn’t check out our post about the Boilermakers offense and defense go check that out. At worst case scenario you will have a depth chart to reference on Saturday. Now we take a dive into the head coach and special teams unit for this program.
Darrell Hazell currently has his Boilermakers sitting at 1-0 heading into the Bearcats game. Hazell is in his 4th season leading the program and is currently sporting a 7-30 record overall and 2-22 in the Big Ten during that period. He had a great run at Kent State, but currently it has been rough in West Lafayette.
Freshman J.D. Dellinger is the kicker for the Boilermakers. Dellinger is current 1 of 2 for the season in field goal attempts. He is also 6 of 6 for extra point attempts.
Sophomore punter Joe Schopper had 5 punts that averaged 42.6 yards, a long of 57 yards and 1 inside the 20 (yard line).
The main punt and kick returner is one man and that man is junior running back Malik Kimbrough. Kimbrough had 3 kick returns last week that averaged 25.3 yards and a long of 36 yards. On the punt return side he had 2 returns for -6 yards. I know it is only one game, but 25.3 yards per return is nothing to sneeze at hopefully the Bearcats stay discipline on Saturday.
|Purdue Boilermakers Depth Chart - 2016|
|K||J.D. Dellinger||Myles Horman|
|P||Joe Schopper||Jake Herr|
|H||Joe Schopper||David Blough|
|PR||Malik Kimbrough||Cameron Posey|
|KR||Malik Kimbrough||Brain Lankford-Johnson|
|LS||Ben Makowski||Ryan Sadkowski|