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Akers Resigns as Purdue Coach

<i> Associated Press</i>

Purdue football Coach Fred Akers, who did not have a winning season in four years with the Boilermakers, resigned Thursday.

Purdue Athletic Director George King cited declining attendance and player discipline as the reasons for a coaching change.

“The things that were a concern to our administration were things that I didn’t feel I could do a great deal about,” said Akers, who added that he was not forced to resign.

Purdue was 2-9 this season, the first time the Boilermakers lost nine games in a season. Akers had a 12-31-1 record in four years, 9-23 in the Big Ten Conference.

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King said the remaining four years of Akers’ contract would be bought out. He reportedly was making $125,000 a year.


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