David Braun has shed his interim tag and is Northwestern football’s full-time head coach moving forward.

It’s the obvious move for Northwestern. Braun is 5-5 with the Wildcats while working as an interim for Pat Fitzgerald, who was fired just before the start of the season.

It’s fair to say most expected the Wildcats to simply lay down for their opponents this year. Instead, the Wildcats have knocked off Wisconsin, Minnesota and Maryland and look to be in good shape for a bowl bid with 2 games to play in the regular season.

When Braun told his family the news that he will be staying on as Northwestern’s HC, his sons had a truly incredible reaction:

Northwestern still has one objective the remainder of this season: Win once more and reach a bowl game. The Wildcats face off against Purdue this weekend and finish the year against Illinois in Champaign.

And Braun is focused on winning, not being named HC. He said as much Tuesday as he was being announced as HC by AD Derrick Gragg and President Michael Schill.

Braun is ready to have a great Thursday and beat Purdue: