Purdue coach Jeff Brohm confirmed his commitment to Boilermakers on Saturday even though he was mentioned as a leading candidate for coaching management in Louisville, his alma mater.
“I want Louisville to do the best for them,” Brohm said after Purdues 28-21 victory in Indiana, making Boilers Bowl eligible for 6-6. “I’m a fan, but right now I’m a coach at Purdue. This is my wish and I like this.”
Brohm has been named Louisville’s best choice to replace Bobby Petrino, kicked November 11 after the team’s 2-8 start. Brohm grew up in Louisville, played Cardinals quarterback and attended the same high school as Louisville Atletic Director Vince Tyra. His father, Oscar and younger brother, Brian, both played a quarterback at Louisville.
Brohm called the reports that link him to Louisville “pure speculation” and said he has talked to the players about the situation and “will continue to be honest with my team.”
Purdue star recipient Rondale Moore told Rivals .com that Brohm told the team “there’s nothing to worry about” about his future.
Brohm is 1
3-12 on two seasons at Purdue and 43-22 overall as an FBS coach.