Jeff Brohm willing to play both David Blough, Elijah Sindelar in 2018
Purdue was able to hit the seven-win mark and reach bowl eligibility playing with two quarterbacks for most of the 2017 season. Because of the team’s success last fall, head coach Jeff Brohm is willing to use more than one gunslinger again in 2018, if necessary.
At B1G Media Days on Monday, Brohm was asked about Purdue’s quarterback situation as both David Blough and Elijah Sindelar made the trip to Chicago for the event. Heading into the fall, it sounds like the two are neck-and-neck for the starting job.
“We’re going to let the quarterback battle play out,” Brohm said. “I’m not opposed to playing two guys. If one guy emerges, that’s OK.”
Blough played in nine games for the Boilermakers last season, throwing for 1,103 yards and nine touchdowns with just four interceptions. He was injured late in the season against Illinois and missed the final four games of the year.
Sindelar played in 12 of Purdue’s 13 games, racking up 2,099 yards and 18 touchdowns for the year with seven interceptions. Though he finished the year, Sindelar played the final stretch of the season with a torn ACL and had surgery shortly after the year ended.
While Brohm is willing to play two guys at the position, he does hope to have a starter named in plenty of time before Purdue’s opening game against Northwestern.
“Hopefully a week-and-a-half before the first game we’ll have a starter ready to go.”