Purdue extends Hope through 2016

Purdue has extended head football coach Danny Hope’s contract for two additional years, through Dec. 31, 2016, the school announced Friday.

Details are being finalized and will be available once completed.

Purdue athletic director Morgan Burke said in a statement that the Hope has done a good job of developing players on and off the field.

Purdue went 5-7 under Hope in 2009, then 4-8 in an injury-filled 2010. The Boilermakers struggled early this season, with early losses to Rice and Notre Dame. Purdue rallied and returned to postseason play for the first time in four years. The Boilermakers (6-6) will play Western Michigan in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl on Dec. 27 at Ford Field in Detroit.