Jeff Brohm turns down Louisville; Will remain at Purdue

Purdue head football coach Jeff Brohm is staying in West Lafayette.  Brohm had reportedly spoken this week with the University of Louisville about their vacant head coaching position.

In an unofficial statement shared with WAVE-TV on behalf of Brohm, the coach said “it is important to finish the building process we have begun” at Purdue.

“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.”

 

It is reported that Louisville offered a 7 year $35M contract to Brohm while Purdue up’ed his current contract from $4M to $6M annually and added new incentives. This is a HUGE win for the Boilermakers and their fans.   The future in West Lafayette looks bright!

I am happy as hell to see Brohm decide to stay at Purdue. I would have accepted it if he left for his alma mater but LOVE the commitment the athletic department has for building back up the football program.

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