Purdue coach Jeff Brohm has been talking to reporters after his team's victory over Indiana. November 24, 2018
Gentry Estes, Louisville Courier Journal

The attraction of the house was strong, but in the end, Jeff Brohm decided to stay in Purdue, confirmed IndyStar columnist Gregg Doyel.

Brohm revitalized the Boilermakers program, guiding him to bowl games back to back after inheriting a program that had won only nine combined games between 2013-2016. Purdue beat three ranked teams this season, including the No. 2 Ohio State in October.

Brohm was the first choice of his alma mater to replace Bobby Petrino, but the cardinals will now have to look elsewhere.

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"This has been a very difficult and emotional decision for me and my family," said Brohm in a Louisville media release. "We are extremely pleased to Purdue and grateful to be able to lead this program.After intense and in-depth discussions, I think it's important to complete the construction process we started and honor the program. my commitment to our football program, our players and If the return home was very attractive and meaningful, the timing was not ideal.I think staying in Purdue is the right thing to do and I am excited by the challenges ahead.

"I would like to thank the University of Louisville and Vince Tyra for being forthcoming and showing their interest in me. As a former player and coach of the Cardinal, I do not want anything to do. other than the best for the University of Louisville Under the leadership of President Neeli Bendapudi Vince Tyra, the future of the university is in good hands, and I also wish the support of all Cardinal fans over the years.

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