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Purdue coach calls out performance of starting QB Painter

Updated: October 7, 2008, 6:49 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Purdue coach Joe Tiller leveled his sharpest criticism yet of quarterback Curtis Painter during Tuesday's weekly teleconference.

Tiller benched Painter in the fourth quarter of last Saturday's 20-6 loss to Penn State, and backup quarterback Joey Elliott led the Boilermakers to their only touchdown. Painter leads the nation's quarterbacks with 37 consecutive starts, but that string appeared to be in jeopardy after Saturday's performance.

Though Tiller said Painter still ...

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