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It seems everyone at Purdue has a colorful description for 6-foot-6 point guard Nojel Eastern. Carsen Edwards calls him a defensive end and swears he should be playing football. Coach Matt Painter agrees on the sport, but not the position, comparing Eastern to former Pro Bowl safety Steve Atwater.

When it comes to analyzing big men, Purdue center Matt Haarms is the go-to source for colorful descriptions. Haarms once has called himself a “deer." Issac Haas? “A sledgehammer.”

WEST LAFAYETTE – On a Saturday afternoon this fall, Tyler Trent flipped through college football games from the bed in his family’s living room, when his friend Josh Seals rolled through on a skateboard.

Purdue junior Carsen Edwards had another All-American-type performance with 24 points, but the story of Saturday’s 73-62 win over Belmont at Mackey Arena was the Boilermaker bench.

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn had a decision to make. With time winding down in the Music City Bowl and Auburn sitting at the 1-yard line, third-string quarterback Joey Gatewood took the snap, retreated one step … and knelt down.

When it comes to analyzing big men, Purdue center Matt Haarms is the go-to source for colorful descriptions. Haarms once has called himself a “deer." Issac Haas? “A sledgehammer.”

WEST LAFAYETTE – On a Saturday afternoon this fall, Tyler Trent flipped through college football games from the bed in his family’s living room, when his friend Josh Seals rolled through on a skateboard.

Purdue junior Carsen Edwards had another All-American-type performance with 24 points, but the story of Saturday’s 73-62 win over Belmont at Mackey Arena was the Boilermaker bench.

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn had a decision to make. With time winding down in the Music City Bowl and Auburn sitting at the 1-yard line, third-string quarterback Joey Gatewood took the snap, retreated one step … and knelt down.

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