Jeff Brohm to stay at Purdue, turning down head coaching opportunity at Louisville

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - Purdue head football coach Jeff Brohm is planning to remain with the Boilermakers, as a report says he is turning down an offer to coach at Louisville.

Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports and Rick Bozich of WDRB were among the first to report Brohm's decision.

In a statement, Brohm called his decision to remain at Purdue "difficult."

"While going home was very appealing and meaningful to me, the timing was not ideal," Brohm said in a statement.

Brohm grew up in Louisville and was a star quarterback for the Cardinals, who are in the market for a new coach.

Brohm was the top target for the Louisville football program, who fired Bobby Petrino near the end of a 2-10 season.

"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," Brohm said. "Under the leadership of President Neeli Bedapudi and Vince Tyra, the future of the university is in great hands."

Brohm has a 13-12 record in two seasons with the Boilermakers. He previously went 30-10 at Western Kentucky where he won two Conference USA titles.



 
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