Adversary Update: Purdue Boilermakers

The New England Patriots waived Purdue RB Akeem Shavers. Shavers rans for 871 yards and scored 6 TD’s last year on the Boilermakers. He was previously Darrell Hazelllet go by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers earlier this offseason.

The Orlando Sentinel ranks Purdue 78th heading into the 2013 season. This preview details the rebuilding job new coach Darrell Hazell has on his hands.

In Pat Forde’s article spotlighting schedules around the NCAA, he has the following to say about Purdue’s slate:

“Michigan State and Purdue are looking at diametrically opposite schedules over the first two-thirds of the season. The Spartans only play one FBS team in the first eight games that had a winning record in 2012 (at Notre Dame on Sept. 21). The Boilermakers only play one team in the first eight games that didn’t go to a bowl game in 2012 (Indiana State on Sept. 7). Advantage, Sparty.”

Rivals currently ranks Purdue’s 2014 Football Class 89th in the nation. It consists of two two-star wide receiver commits. Purdue’s 2013 Basketball Class finished ranked 24th with 61st ranked Kendall Stephens leading the way: