'Purdue just hit a home run': Twitter reacts to hiring of Ryan Walters as head coach

So Purdue will suddenly become the Cradle of Crunch?

The Boilermakers have long been known for their quarterbacks, receivers and "basketball on grass," but rarely a stifling defense. They're banking on that to change by hiring Ryan Walters as coach.

He has quickly built one of the nation's top units as the Illinois defensive coordinator.

Here are the winning percentages of Purdue's full-time coaches from the past three decades: Jeff Brohm (.514), Darrell Hazell (.214), Danny Hope (.449), Joe Tiller (.584), Jim Colletto (.341), Fred Akers (.284).

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