Source: Purnell headed to DePaul

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Clemson coach Oliver Purnell is headed to DePaul.

According to a source close to the situation, the 56-year-old Purnell -- who has led Clemson to three consecutive NCAA tournament appearances -- was in Chicago on Monday.

Purnell has a 138-90 record in seven seasons at Clemson but has not won an NCAA tournament game.

In fact, Purnell is 0-6 in NCAA tournament appearances in his lengthy career, which includes nine seasons at Dayton, three at Old Dominion and three at Radford.

Purnell takes over a DePaul program in disarray -- one that fired Jerry Wainwright in the middle of the season.