B1G rules on Purdue's appeal to allow Jeff Brohm to coach remotely in season opener
The verdict is in.
The B1G has decided that Purdue coach Jeff Brohm, who has tested positive for COVID-19, will not be allowed to remotely communicate on Saturday vs. Iowa (2:30 p.m. CST/Big Ten Network):
Purdue AD Mike Bobinski confirms Jeff Brohm’s appeal for remote communication on Saturday has been denied.
— Tom Dienhart (@TomDienhart1) October 23, 2020
Brohm, who made an appeal this week, expressed to Rivals.com that “things have improved and I’ve gotten better.” However, the Boilermakers will play under the leadership of Brohm’s brother, co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Brian Brohm.
Brohm also confirmed to Rivals that other undisclosed assistant coaches are infected with the virus as well.
Brohm is disappointed he cannot be with his team for the opener, but he’s eager to see how Purdue stacks up against an intriguing Iowa squad coming off a 10-3 season.
“Now it’s about going out there and proving your worth and measuring yourself against good football teams. And that’s what we got in Iowa, a really talented, discipline hard-nosed team that’s very hard to beat,” Brohm said. “We got to go see how we stack and measure up. I think you get tired of going against yourselves for so long. Now, it’s about, hey, let’s go take the test and see if we can pass.”