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Hoping to Get a Legg Up

That's what the FIU offense hopes to do with the possible hire of offensive coordinator Bill Legg, who was the Purdue Boilermakers co-offensive coordinator last season.

Blegg Spoke to a source, who covers Purdue for an Indiana newspaper, and word is Legg is headed to FIU as the Golden Panthers new offensive chief. Reached MC for confirmation late Friday night and the FIU head coach had no comment on the situation.

Legg has plenty of experience having coached at Virginia Military Institute, Eastern Illinois, West Virginia, Marshall and Purdue. Here is a link to his bio on the Purdue athletic website Bill Legg .

In 2006, Purdue led the Big Ten in passing offense and total offense. Purdue was fifth in scoring offense and second in passing offense in the Big Ten last season. Legg, who was the co-offensive coordinator last season, was re-assigned within the football program after Purdue head coach Joe Tiller brought in his head coaching successor Danny Hope at the end of the 2007 season. Hope will coach the offensive line until Tiller retires after the 2008 season. According to the source, Legg was the odd man out and was being rumored for the O-coordinator position at West Virginia for new WVU head coach Bill Stewart.

MC said when former FIU O-coordinator James Coley left for Florida State that he would re-evaluate the Golden Panthers offensive personnel before deciding whether to stay with the spread offense. Legg has coached the spread offense at West Virginia, Marshall and Purdue.

As soon as Legg's hire becomes official, this post will be updated.


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