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Back injury to sideline Purdue coordinator

Gary Nord

Well, this is something you don’t see every day.

In a press release, Purdue announced that offensive coordinator Gary Nord will not coach in this weekend’s game against Iowa.  The school stated that Nord has been hospitalized since Wednesday after injuring his back.

Nord’s game-day responsibilities, including play-calling, will be divvied up between head coach Danny Hope and wide receivers coach Patrick Higgins.

Nord is in his fourth season as the Boilermakers’ coordinator and quarterbacks coach.  This season, Purdue is 81st in total offense and 63rd in scoring offense.

At 3-6 on the season and 19-27 in three-plus seasons, Nord’s boss has come under increasing fire for the Boilermakers’ record and could find himself on the coaching unemployment line at season’s end.

(Photo credit: Purdue athletics)

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2 Responses to “Back injury to sideline Purdue coordinator”
  1. 10of14 says: Nov 9, 2012 7:36 PM

    What?????? This is sports news? Why? They are irrelevant. On a personal front, get well coach.

  2. queenlivekillers says: Nov 9, 2012 10:09 PM

    You have to wonder about this one. He could not coach from the box? This seems more like a desperate attempt to shake things up at Purdue. Maybe this will mean more vertical passing and less reliance on the bubble screen

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