I wonder who the other program was that would've made a play at Painter.
I'm glad to hear that Purdue has made a legitimate offer to keep Painter. To me, I still think staying at Purdue is in play for Painter, but at this point, why not hear what Mizzou has to offer? I'm sure they already planned to meet, so Painter loses nothing by hearing their presentation.
The only thing I can fault Purdue with now is doing doing this all too late.