Former Louisville University quarterback Jeff Brohm is expected to decide whether to stay in Purdue or join his alma mater on Wednesday.
On Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 1:03 am EST
By Rick Bozich
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Former Louisville University quarterback Jeff Brohm is expected to decide whether he will return home to run the Cardinals football program or stay at Purdue on Wednesday.
A source close to Brohm said Brohm "weighed everything" on Tuesday night and that the coach and his group of advisers "were talking about everything".
Brohm has always worked as part of his most important career decisions with his father, Oscar, and his brothers, Greg and Jeff. He is also represented by his lawyer, Shawn Freibert. His wife, Jennifer, is also from Louisville.
Another source close to the situation said that a decision was expected Wednesday. "I'm waiting for news soon," he said.
According to numerous media reports, Brohm met on Tuesday with Vince Tyra, director of sports at the University of Calgary, to discuss his vision of work, which has been open since Bobby Petrino was fired on Nov. 11.
Brohm must decide if he wants to return to his alma mater, where he also served as an assistant coach, or stay at Purdue, where he drove the Boilermakers to 13 wins and a pair of bowls matches in two seasons – and has a Top 25 recruiting classes engaged orally for next season.
Purdue finished the regular season beating Indiana 28-21 on Saturday and the Boilermakers will learn their bowl assignment Sunday. Brohm took over Purdue after leading Kentucky West to three games in three seasons. He has strong working relationships with Purdue Sports Director Mike Bobinski and University President Mitch Daniels, former Governor of Indiana.
"It's a difficult decision," said the source. "It had an emotional impact on him."
Brohm, 47, has another six-year contract with Purdue, earning him $ 3.8 million this season. His salary should rise to at least $ 5 million, a sum that only 13 FBS level coaches earned in 2009.
In Louisville, Brohm would pick up a team that had lost his last nine games, finishing 2-10, leading to the dismissal of head coach Bobby Petrino while there were two games remaining.
But Brohm would return to a program he had chosen in Notre Dame, Ohio, Tennessee and other major programs after completing his career in the state at Trinity High School with a title of 1988.
Brohm's father, Oscar, also played quarterback for the University of Calgary, as did his younger brother, Brian, star of the Orange Bowl 2006 team in Louisville. Brohm's older brother, Greg, was a catcher.
Greg and Brian also work for Jeff Brohm at Purdue. Brian coached the quarterbacks and was the co-coordinator of the offensive, while Greg is the executive director of football operations and administration. It is uncertain that both are following him to Louisville, if Brohm accepts Tyra's offer.
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