Brohm Turns Down Louisville Offer to Stay at Purdue

WLFI is reporting that Jeff Brohm said he will stay as head coach of Purdue football after many speculated  he would leave for the same job at his alma mater Louisville.

The second year Purdue head coach released this statement on his decision:

”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 thank all Cardinal fans for their support over the years.”

On Wednesday, the Louisville Courier-Journal newspaper is reporting that football recruits are being told that Purdue head football coach Jeff Brohm is about to become the new head football coach of the Cardinals on Wednesday.

Brohm would replace Bobby Petrino, who was fired with two games in the season. Louisville finished 2-10 this past season.

Brohm has a 13-12 record at Purdue in his two seasons in West Lafayette. The Boilermakers went to the Foster Farms Bowl last year, and at 6-6, are looking for a second consecutive bowl berth, which are expected to be announced this weekend.

The Boilermakers also own a 49-20 victory over Ohio State this year. That game will most likely keep the Buckeyes out of the playoff discussion regardless of what happens this weekend against Northwestern in the Big 10 title game in Indianapolis.