Jeff Brohm has decided to remain the Purdue Head Football Coach rather than take over at his alma mater, Louisville in the same position.
He released a statement to tell both Purdue and Louisville fans about his intentions:
”This has been a very difficult and emotional decision for me and my family. We are extremely happy at Purdue and thankful for the opportunity to lead this program. After intense and thorough discussion, I believe it is important to finish the building process we have begun and honor the commitment I made to our football program, players, and recruits. While going home was very appealing and meaningful to me, the timing was not ideal. I believe that remaining at Purdue is the right thing to do, and I am excited for the challenges ahead. I want to thank the University of Louisville and Vince Tyra for reaching out and expressing their interest in me. As a former Cardinal player and coach, I want nothing but the best for the University of Louisville. Under the leadership of President Neeli Bendapudi and Vince Tyra, the future of the university is in great hands. I also want to all Cardinal fans for their support over the years.”
Brohm led Purdue to a 6-6 season that started with three straight losses. Then, the Boilermakers had three wins over ranked opponents including then-#2 Ohio State. Purdue won its final game against rival, Indiana, to become bowl eligible.
Brohm played at Trinity in Louisville where he was the Kentucky Mr. Football in 1988 while leading the Shamrocks to a state title.
He then went on to play at UofL from 1989-1993 and was later an assistant coach for Louisville before moving on his coaching career.