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Tiller to retire side after 2008, be replaced by Hope

Updated: January 11, 2008, 7:12 PM ET
Associated Press

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Joe Tiller's decision to retire from Purdue had more to do with fishing than football.

"I'm 65, and there's a lot of rainbow trout waiting, and they're not going to wait much longer," he said.

Tiller hopes the fish can wait at least a year. Tiller will retire after next season and be replaced by new associate head coach Danny Hope, the university said Friday in an announcement that had been expected.

Hope was 35-22 in five winning seasons at Eastern Kentucky. ...

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