The Jeff Brohm-to-Louisville conversations haven’t picked up much traction this week, but they haven’t really evaporated, either. There haven’t been many updates regarding the situation since Purdue’s victory over Indiana in the season finale.
According to FootballScoop.com, though, Brohm and Louisville have been in discussions recently, though it doesn’t seem like the two sides are close to striking a deal. Citing sources with knowledge of the situation, FootballScoop.com is reporting that the University of Louisville has put a mid-week “deadline” for Brohm and his decision. If he doesn’t make a decision within the allotted timeframe, the Cardinals will begin looking at other candidates.
Brohm reportedly wants a lengthy and healthy contract, proving that Louisville is dedicated to rebuilding the program. According to FootballScoop.com, Louisville is looking for a “more reasonable” request from the Purdue head coach.
Louisville fired former head coach Bobby Petrino earlier this month following an abysmal 2-8 start. Brohm’s name was the first to surface, as he was a former quarterback with the Cardinals, once served as the offensive coordinator at his alma mater and is from Kentucky.
Following Purdue’s win over Indiana, Brohm was asked about his future with Purdue, to which he responded that he plans to be around.
“Right now, I’m the head coach at Purdue. I like it here,” Brohm said.
Purdue finished the year 6-6 and will make a second straight bowl appearance. The Boilermakers knocked off three ranked opponents this season, including then-No. 2 Ohio State in late October.
Brohm is considered to be one of the top up-and-coming coaches in college football.