Just like every year fans have expectations for their favorite team whether it is good or bad. At Purdue for several of years most of the fans expectations for next year have been bad. Reasons why fans have had low expectations is because the team has failed to perform well in public scrimmages and practices in front of the Purdue faithful. Luckily for Purdue fans this has recently changed.
The last public scrimmage the football team had last week left fans in a great mood because the scrimmage was competitive throughout the whole game and it was filled with big plays on both sides of the ball. Coach Hazell even came out and said that he felt like the scrimmage last week was by far the most energetic and competitive scrimmage that he has been a part of since joining Purdue in 2013. The end result of the scrimmage ended with the offense winning the scrimmage by a total of four points which is a huge improvement for the defense who lost the last public scrimmage in Ross- Ade last year by a total of 36 points.
“I feel like the success we are having as a team in the Spring is because of all the hard work that we put in during the off season,” said Purdue safety Wes Cook. “Now the real challenge for us is to keep building off that success everyday and not getting comfortable with where we are at.”
Overall fans are not completely sold on the team as of yet, most fans still want to go out to the Spring game this week on April 16, 2016 to see how well the team can play in real game situations.After the Spring game fans believe they will have a more solid opinion for their 2016-2017 Purdue football team.