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Joe Tiller, all-time winningest coach at Purdue, dies at 74

Joe Tiller, all-time winningest coach at Purdue, dies at 74
Published On: Sat, Sep 30
Aug 31, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Western Kentucky Hilltoppers wide receiver Nicholas Norris (15) rushes against Kentucky Wildcats cornerback Fred Tiller (3) during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Joe Tiller, the legendary Purdue coach who ushered the spread offense into the Big Ten, has died at age 74. The university's official football account confirmed Tiller's passing on Saturday morning. Tiller died in Buffalo, Wyoming, where he lived. He is survived by his wife, Arnette, his three children and four grandchildren.

"Joe took a chance coming back to Purdue, and all Boilermakers, and me in particular, are grateful," said former Purdue athletic director Morgan Burke in a statement released by the school. "Joe was the best evaluator of talent I have ever seen. His dry wit endeared him to his players, and he knew how to coach and motivate them. I know the Purdue family joins me in expressing our condolences to Arnette and all of his family."

Tiller was quoted -- and credited -- for bringing "basketball on grass" to the Big Ten. So much of what we see in spread offenses today was because of his systems and sport-wide influence. His brand of high-flying offenses worked in West Lafayette, Indiana, where he went 87-62 in 12 seasons. Tiller won eight or more games in six of those seasons.

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