While they’ve only played Louisville twice in program history, IU will face a familiar foe in Cardinals coach Jeff Brohm.
Indiana’s Tom Allen was 1-4 against Brohm when he was the head coach at Purdue.
Brohm spoke to the media on Monday and shared his thoughts on the Hoosiers.
Note: Brohm’s comments came moments before Allen formally announced Tayven Jackson as the starting quarterback.
(Is it any more difficult to prepare for a team when you don’t know which guy is going to be the starting quarterback?)
BROHM: Well, I think they’ve done a good job getting both guys ready to play. (Tayven) Jackson, who we recruited at Purdue, is a very talented quarterback who can throw and run. Their other quarterback (Brendan Sorsby) is a good athlete as well. With the dynamic back they have in the backfield, it’s very fast and elusive. They’ve been able to mix in some option concepts as well as their normal running and passing offense. So it makes you defend a lot of different elements. Every year we’ve played Indiana in the past, it’s been a very tight football game and it goes down to the wire. So I think it makes you prepared for a lot of different things that they can throw at you.
(What stood out to you about their defense against Ohio State and what are some of the challenges you guys will face to throw the ball this week?)
BROHM: Indiana has always done a really good job on defense and they’ve had some really good years. They’ve played at a high level and put up good statistics. They’ll come at you in a lot of different ways, give you a lot of different looks and blitz from a lot of different areas. I think when they’re able to balance that with a productive offense, they can be dangerous. So far, they’ve shown they have talent on the offensive side of the ball as well. So it’s made them play some really good football up to this point. Our team needs to know that we’ve got to play and execute at a high level in order to win.
Indiana and Louisville kick-off at noon ET Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
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