Coaches, players react to former Purdue coach Joe Tiller’s death: ‘R.I.P. to a legend’

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Former Purdue players, football coaches and media personalities are paying their respects to Joe Tiller. The ex-Boilermakers coach died, Purdue announced Saturday morning. He was 74 years old.

“R.I.P. to a legend, Joe Tiller. Prayers go out to the family,” Purdue LB Ja’Whaun Bentley tweeted.

“Prayers up for Joe Tillers (sic) and his love ones,” former Purdue WR Deangelo Yancey wrote.

Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio also expressed his emotions to the news of Tiller’s death.

“So sorry for the loss of former Purdue Head Football Coach, Joe Tiller,” Dantonio tweeted. “Thoughts and prayers to his family, former players and friends.”

Tiller was Purdue’s coach from 1997 to 2008, setting a school record with 126 wins. He took the Boilermakers to the Rose Bowl in the 2000 season for Purdue’s first trip in more than 30 years.

You can find more tributes to Tiller below.

Players, coaches, media react to former Purdue coach Joe Tiller’s death

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