The Purdue football team began the Big Ten season as a potential sleeper pick for the Leaders Division title.
But the Boilermakers (3-5, 0-4 Big Ten) have lost four straight, with the most recent a 44-28 setback at Minnesota.
Purdue athletic director Morgan Burke released a statement with his thoughts on the season on Monday.
"Everyone around our football program has high expectations for the 2012 season. We have worked very hard over the past four years to improve our personnel, facilities and every phase of our program, which is evident. Our student-athletes, alumni, fans, coaching staff and administration all expect to see the program move forward and take a step up the postseason ladder," Burke said.
"Currently, our performance has kept us from reaching our goals. But we have a third of the season left to play, and our focus is to achieve that consistency over the remaining four games. We need to press forward, converting potential into results and having fun playing Boilermaker football."