Purdue athletic director Mike Bobinski discussed the program’s plans for its next head coach following Jeff Brohm’s departure in a press conference Thursday evening.

It seems that Purdue already had plans set in place in the event that Brohm did leave for the Louisville job. The program has already had a chance to address its options due to the “gravitational pull” that Louisville had on Brohm.

Though Brohm’s departure stings, Bobinski feels that Brohm left the program in a better spot than when he took over and made it possible for a higher-profile hire. Bobinski believes that the pool of candidates is better than it was when they first hired Brohm, and the team is in a position to pursue those candidates.

While some of the “home run hires” are generally off the board, there are still many high-profile names left in the mix such as former head coaches and current assistants looking for new opportunities. History suggests that Purdue will be looking for another offensive-minded coach, but Bobinski says that the school will look for a winner first.

Purdue is a bit late to the coaching search, but it seems that they were able to stay on track due to speculation of Brohm’s departure.