WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Boilermakers were back on the practice field Friday for their second practice of fall camp. The team was a little better than it was Thursday, according to head coach Darrell Hazell who spoke to the media after practice.
“I thought we made some good decisions with the ball today from the quarterback position,” Hazell said. “We’re starting to learn a little bit. We have a lot of guys who have shown some flash through the first two days of practice.”
The offense is working under new offensive coordinator Terry Malone, who was promoted prior to spring practice. Malone still works with the tight ends, who he coached last year in his first season with the Boilermakers. He’s been excited about the play from the quarterbacks and wide receivers, as well as the potential to utilize the tight ends in the offense.
“I’m really happy with the quarterbacks. They’re doing a great job,” Malone said. “They’re very attentive and showing great leadership and that’s really where it starts. If you look at our offense, the strength is the wide receiver position because of the maturity and playing experience and numbers. We have six senior receivers that all can play and that’s a position we certainly have to start out with. The tight ends are going to play a vital role in the offense. They’ll catch passes, run block and pass protection. Tight end is going to be a very important position in this offense.”
The offense returns guys with playing experience at every position, though no starters are set, and that excites the Purdue staff.
Fans have extensive access to the Purdue football program all fall. Practices during camp are open to the public, though no pictures or videos are permitted. The full schedule is below. Fans who can’t make it to practices have the opportunity for live look-ins on Facebook with the Purdue Football and Purdue Athletics pages. Post-practice interviews are also interactive via live broadcast on Facebook and Twitter @BoilerFootball.
2016 Purdue Football Fall Camp Schedule
Aug. 6, 10:15 a.m. – Bimel or Mollenkopf
Aug. 7, 2-4 p.m. – Bimel or Mollenkopf
Aug. 8, 10:15 a.m. – Bimel or Mollenkopf
Aug. 9, 10:15 a.m. – Bimel or Mollenkopf
Aug. 10, 10:15 a.m. – Bimel or Mollenkopf
Aug. 11, 9:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. – Bimel or Mollenkopf
Aug. 12, 10:15 a.m. – Bimel or Mollenkopf
Aug. 13, 9:30 a.m. – Kick Scrimmage in Ross-Ade & 3:30 p.m. — Bimel or Mollenkopf
Aug. 14, No Practice
Aug. 15, 9:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. – Bimel or Mollenkopf
Aug. 16, 10:15 a.m. – Bimel or Mollenkopf
Aug. 17, 9:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. – Bimel or Mollenkopf
Aug. 18, 10:15 a.m. – Bimel or Mollenkopf
Aug. 19, 2 p.m. – Bimel or Mollenkopf
Aug. 20, 11:15 a.m. – Jersey Scrimmage in Ross-Ade