Purdue AD on Foster Farms Bowl bid: ‘What a turnaround it’s been’

It’s safe to say the mood around Purdue football has changed — for the better.

After a tumultuous 2016 campaign during which the Boilermakers finished 3-9, fired former coach Darrell Hazell midway through the season and missed out on bowl season for the fourth campaign in a row, Purdue set out to change the culture in 2017.

Led by coach Jeff Brohm, who was hired on Dec. 5., 2016, Purdue turned heads this season, finishing the regular season 6-6 and earning a bid to the Foster Farms Bowl at Levi’s Stadium on Dec. 27 against Arizona. Athletic director Mike Bobinski relived the Boilermakers’ journey in a Twitter video posted Sunday evening.

“When we look back a year ago, I don’t think any of us would have imagined this happening,” Bobinski said in the video. “What a great turnaround it’s been.”

The Boilermakers picked up notable wins over Big Ten foes Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa and Indiana in 2017, in addition to playing powers Michigan and Wisconsin tight.

There’s certainly still work to be done at Purdue, but this season has so far been a step in the right direction. The Boilermakers can build on the success with their first bowl win since 2011.

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