According to multiple reports, Indiana’s in-state rival is searching for a new head coach as Jeff Brohm will depart to take the opening at Louisville. ESPN’s Chris Low appeared to report the news first.
A Louisville native, the Brohm to Louisville chatter has been a constant since he took over the Purdue program in 2017.
Brohm spent six seasons in West Lafayette, where he compiled 36-34 overall. He entered the Big Ten the same year IU head coach Tom Allen took over in Bloomington full time. Brohm held a 4-1 record head-to-head against Allen and the Hoosiers, although the programs did not meet in 2020 — Indiana’s best season during the span. Allen is 30-40 during his time at IU.
Under Brohm’s direction, the Purdue program saw a turnaround following the Darrell Hazell era. Hazell went 9-33 overall and 3-24 in the Big Ten over four seasons. Brohm was 26-25 in the Big Ten. He took Purdue to four bowl games, and the 2022 Big Ten title game.
It won’t be the last Indiana sees of Brohm. Indiana and Louisville begin a three-game series with the Cardinals beginning next season at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, followed by home-and-home contests.
Now Purdue must attempt to maintain their momentum, something that is always a challenge, and especially during the transfer portal era. The portal is open now through mid-January.
The Boilermakers also have a top-40 national recruiting class for 2023 they now must try to retain, including seven players from the state of Indiana. The early signing period is next week.
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