Danny Hope has been fired, according to multiple outlets on the Internet.
Hope took over for famed 'basketball on turf' coach Joe Tiller, but had a hard time living up to the standards Tiller set, going a mediocre 22-27 in four seasons.
During Hope's tenure, Purdue football took a step backward. Although the Boilermakers are going to a second consecutive bowl, the writing seemed to be on the wall after five straight losses to open the conference schedule, to include ugly blowouts in 4 of those games, and an epic meltdown against Ohio State. As expected, the three game winning streak to get to 6-6 wasn't enough to keep Hope alive.
WR Coach Patrick Higgins, who has been calling the plays the past three games, will be the interim coach for the bowl game. There is a press conference scheduled for 6:30 ET.