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That time 1st-graders thought Purdue's football coach was Barack Obama

The Big Ten really did claim Washington, D.C.!

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Darrell Hazell isn't a very popular guy right now, partly because he's the coach of the Purdue football team and people tend to ignore the Purdue football team, and partly because the Boilermakers were 1-11 last season.

Hazell probably hasn't gotten a standing ovation since he was introduced as the school's new coach ... except that one time a group of kids thought he was President Obama.

We can sort of see the resemblance. Here's a photo in which Obama could perhaps be confused for Hazell, if he were wearing a hat:

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