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Purdue Changes QBs; Danny Etling to Start


After a 1-4 start, new Purdue coach Darrell Hazell is making a few changes to his lineup.

Quarterback Rob Henry has been benched in favor of true freshman Danny Etling, and the Boilermakers will have two weeks to prepare their new starter with a bye this Saturday.

Henry was off to a slow start in 2013, completing only 53.6 percent of his throws and throwing six interceptions to just four touchdowns.

Etling hasn’t been much better in limited action, completing 19 of 39 passes for 241 yards and two scores and two interceptions.

With Purdue’s offense struggling, this move makes a lot of sense. Etling is inexperienced, but Hazell and his staff need to know if he can be their quarterback of the future. And with a bye week to prepare, this is the right time to make a change.

Henry won’t be sitting on the bench for long, as the senior moved to safety in practice on Wednesday.