Jeff Brohm Decides to Remain at Purdue, Declines Louisville Head Coaching Job

By Kevin Harrish on November 28, 2018 at 7:12 pm
Jeff Brohm is staying put.

Jeff Brohm ain't going anywhere.

The Boilermaker head coach announced on Wednesday that he will remain at Purdue, despite an offer to become the next head coach at Louisville, his alma mater.

While Brohm admits it was a "difficult and emotional decision," he ultimately decided remaining at Purdue was "the right thing to do."

Here's the full statement from Brohm, via

"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."

In his first two seasons at Purdue, Brohm has led the Boilermakers to two 6-6 regular season records and two bowl game appearances, beating Arizona in last season's Foster Farms bowl.

Of course, Brohm also led Purdue to a 49-20 win over Ohio State this season, which currently has the Buckeyes on the outside looking in of the College Football Playoff conversation.

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