FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2012, file photo, Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema waits to take the field with his team before the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game against Nebraska in Indianapolis. A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, that Bielema has agreed to become the new coach at Arkansas. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
Updated: January 6, 2013 10:06AM
Coach Darrell Hazell, who led Kent State to an 11-2 record, a berth in the Mid-American Conference championship game and a spot in the GoDaddy.com Bowl this season, reportedly has accepted an offer to become the next coach at Purdue.
Hazell, who was 16-9 in two seasons with the Golden Flashes, will replace Danny Hope, who was fired after going 22-27 in four seasons with the Boilermakers.
Bielema leaving Wisconsin for Arkansas: Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema is taking his brand of power football to Arkansas.
Bielema has agreed to become the new coach of the Razorbacks, according to a person familiar with the situation that was first reported by Yahoo Sports.
The person, who spoke only on condition of anonymity because the school had not announced the hire, said a news conference was planned for Wednesday. Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long tweeted that an announcement was planned Tuesday evening.
Another person familiar with the situation said Bielema’s deal is for six years, paying $3.2 million annually.
Malzahn gets Auburn job: Auburn hired former offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn as its new head football coach.
Auburn announced that it would introduce the former Arkansas State coach in a news conference Tuesday.
Malzahn was the Tigers’ offensive coordinator during their national championship run in 2010, but spent last season at Arkansas State in his first college head coaching position.
BC hires Addazio: Boston College has hired Steve Addazio away from Temple to be the Eagles’ next coach.
Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco was reportedly a finalist for the job.
Diaco wins Broyles Award: Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco has won the Broyles Award as the nation’s top assistant coach.
Notre Dame’s defense under Diaco has allowed the fewest touchdowns in the country this season and is sixth overall in total defense. The top-ranked Fighting Irish take on Nov. 2 Alabama for BCS championship on Jan. 7.
The Broyles Award, announced Tuesday, is named for former Arkansas coach Frank Broyles, whose assistant coaches included Barry Switzer, Jimmy Johnson, Joe Gibbs and Jackie Sherrill.