Nobody is perfect when it comes to predicting the weather.

But, to look at patterns and what potential storms are ahead can give us a better idea as to what’s to come two days from now. On Thursday, Purdue coach Jeff Brohm talked with the media and mentioned that the Boilermakers were practicing with wet footballs the past two practices in preparation for Saturday.

“I know it’s not going to be the best conditions and so (Wednesday) we had a wet ball and today we really emphasized to put water on the ball throughout the entire practice and make sure we throw it a little bit and catch it,” Brohm said. “It’s one of those things where you’ve got to concentrate on it, be aware of it and you’ve got to be do some things and have some aggressiveness. That ball is the priority. We’ve got to be smart with the conditions and how it affects us.”

As Brohm said, the ball is the priority. If practicing in wet footballs is what helps prevent a turnover or two, then Brohm’s decision is a smart one.

Purdue-Eastern Michigan is set for a noon kickoff on Saturday at Ross-Ade Stadium. The game will be televised on BTN.