Brohm rejects homecoming, stays at Purdue

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Purdue Boilermakers head coach Jeff Brohm is not going home. The Louisville Cardinals will now turn their attention to other candidates..

Brohm was reportedly the front-runner for the position. Not anymore.

Purdue Boilermakers head coach Jeff Brohm looking on during warmups prior to the Nebraska Cornhuskers game
Jeff Brohm looking on during warmups prior to the Nebraska Cornhuskers game (Getty Images)

Louisville Athletic Director Vince Tyra reportedly met with Brohm on Tuesday. The school is in need of a head coach after firing Bobby Petrino in November.

He finished his second season with the Boilermakers. He is 13-12 at the school.

Brohm was born in Louisville, Kentucky. He attended high school in the city. He also attended The University of Louisville.

He also began his coaching career at the school.

“This has been a very difficult and emotional decision for me and my family,” Brohm said in a statement released to Louisville media. “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.”

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