Don't worry, Purdue fans, Jeff Brohm still owns the 2004 Honda Accord
Rarely is a coach’s vehicle of choice a talking point in college football. There are too many other important things like recruiting, scheme, opponent and preparation to discuss on a daily basis.
But when a coach with one of the highest salaries in the sport is still driving around a car that’s dated by nearly two decades, it’s noteworthy. And though he hasn’t talked about it in awhile, Purdue head coach Jeff Brohm still owns a 2004 Honda Accord.
Brohm’s mode of transportation become a big story shortly after taking the job at Purdue, as it’s typically strange to see such a prominent figure not upgrade his vehicle. But Brohm, now entering his fourth season with the Boilermakers, says the 16-year-old Honda Accord helps keep him grounded.
“Some cars that you have for awhile just have a special place in your heart,” Brohm told Big Ten Network. “That is still in our driveway and still gets used quite a bit.
“It’s important that I use that as motivation for myself. I think we wanna go out and have a great year. We wanna find a way to get better. I think it’s important to always stay grounded. So, I’ve gotta put in the work, all of our coaches and players do. And I think the Honda Accord definitely makes me feel grounded.”
So, there you have it. If Purdue bounces back with a solid season following a 4-8 campaign, we should give some credit to the Honda. Then it may go from vehicle to lucky charm.
Purdue is scheduled to open the season against Iowa at home.
"That's still in our driveway…and still gets used quite a bit." 😄
— Purdue On BTN (@PurdueOnBTN) September 28, 2020