Roger Goodell upset with leaked Wonderlic tests

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Roger Goodell upset with leaked Wonderlic tests

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has sent a memo to all 32 teams threatening "significant discipline" to anyone caught leaking confidential information gathered on draft prospects to the public. The Associated Press obtained the memo, which was sent on Wednesday night after reports that LSU defensive back Morris Claiborne allegedly scored poorly on the Wonderlic test. The exam is used by NFL teams to try to gauge a prospect's intelligence, problem-solving ability and cognitive skills. League rules prohibit officials from disclosing the results, but scores have routinely been leaked for years. In his memo, Goodell stresses that Wonderlic scores, personal and family histories and drug tests are to be kept strictly confidential. He writes that disclosing that kind of information "can be extremely damaging to players, clubs, and the league."

Big Ten poll update: Win over North Carolina boosts Hoosiers four spots in AP poll

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Big Ten poll update: Win over North Carolina boosts Hoosiers four spots in AP poll

Indiana is back in the top 10 of the AP poll.

After avenging an embarrassing loss to Fort Wayne with a win over third-ranked North Carolina in last week's Big Ten-ACC Challenge, the Hoosiers jumped up four spots from No. 13 to No. 9 when the new AP top-25 rankings were released Monday morning.

Indiana sits at 7-1 with a very strange season to this point. The Hoosiers have wins over a pair of teams currently ranked in the top seven, No. 3 Kansas and No. 7 North Carolina, yet have that head-scratching defeat on the road against the aforementioned IPFW Mastodons.

Tom Crean's crew has five non-conference games left on the schedule, including matchups with 11th-ranked Louisville and 16th-ranked Butler.

Only two other Big Ten teams were ranked this week.

Wisconsin maintained the No. 17 spot despite scoring a pair of big home victories over Syracuse and Oklahoma. The Badgers are 7-2 with their only losses coming against teams currently ranked in the top 10, No. 7 North Carolina and No. 10 Creighton.

Purdue dropped three spots from No. 15 to No. 18 after suffering its second loss of the season against aforementioned Louisville last week. Again, the Boilers' two losses are of the utmost quality, coming against No. 1 Villanova and No. 11 Louisville.

Ohio State, Maryland, Michigan State and Minnesota also received votes in this week's poll.

Purdue hires Western Kentucky's Jeff Brohm as new head coach

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Purdue hires Western Kentucky's Jeff Brohm as new head coach

Purdue has found its next head football coach.

After multiple outlets reported Monday morning that Western Kentucky head coach Jeff Brohm accepted the open job, Purdue tweeted an announcement about an hour later.

Brohm was considered one of the top options for teams looking for a new coach this season. He posted a 30-10 record in three seasons as the head coach of the Hilltoppers, winning back-to-back Conference USA championships. Western Kentucky won double-digit games in each of the last two seasons and reached a bowl game in all three of Brohm's seasons, winning the first two.

The Hilltoppers have been terrific on offense under Brohm. This season they boasted the No. 2 scoring offense in the country, averaging 45.1 points a game, and the No. 7 total offense, averaging 517.4 yards per game. Purdue already owned the top passing offense in the Big Ten this season, but Western Kentucky was the No. 5 passing offense in the nation, averaging 336.8 passing yards a game.

"We were fortunate to meet with many talented coaches from around the country during our search, and Jeff’s name was one that rose to the top early in the process," Purdue athletics director Mike Bobinski said in the announcement. "He is a coach who already has achieved tremendous success and, at the same time, has incredible upside. His reputation and record of accomplishment as an innovative offensive coach and developer of quarterbacks is second to none. That pedigree, combined with his commitment to developing the complete student-athlete and doing so with integrity makes him a perfect fit for Purdue University. I am extremely excited to have Jeff as our head football coach."

Prior to becoming the head coach at Western Kentucky, Brohm spent one season as the offensive coordinator at UAB. He was the Illinois quarterbacks coach in 2010 and 2011 under head coach Ron Zook and the quarterbacks coach at Florida Atlantic during the 2009 season. He spent seven seasons as an assistant at Louisville, where he played from 1989 to 1993 before an seven-year NFL career.

Additionally, former Louisville quarterback Brian Brohm, Jeff's brother, is expected to be the Boilermakers' new offensive coordinator, per a report.

Purdue needed a new coach after firing Darrell Hazell midway through this season. Hazell had practically no success in his three and a half seasons in West Lafayette, winning just nine games and only three Big Ten games.

The Boilers have made just two bowl appearances in the past nine seasons, but the job isn't the least attractive with the amount of resources any Big Ten school can provide, as evidenced by his reported contract.