Purdue's Jeff Brohm believes winter season is most likely start time for B1G football season
Despite the rumors that the B1G is considering a fall start to the college football season, Purdue head coach Jeff Brohm believes a date to play this academic year will be sometime this winter.
On the Purdue Sports Weekly program on Wednesday, Brohm discussed the B1G’s return-to-play plans. While he didn’t have a particular date in mind for the start of the 2020 season, he seems to believe that the winter is a target for the conference.
“It looks like there are some plans being talked about now that will get back sooner, possibly in the winter,” Brohm said, according to Gold and Black Illustrated. “I don’t know the exact time frame. That’s what I think probably will happen. But I think there still is some uncertainty. I know our athletic director Mike [Bobinski] and commissioner [Kevin Warren] and presidents are gonna make the right decisions and we’re gonna do our part to make sure we’re ready when our time is called.”
The B1G pulled the plug on fall football on Aug. 11, becoming the first Power 5 league to make the move. Two days after the decision, Brohm developed a plan for the conference to pull off a safe spring season, which would also minimally impact the 2021 fall campaign.
Brohm wanted to ensure that his team got the opportunity to hit the field this academic year. He didn’t want to just sit around without putting some sort of idea out there.
“There are still some restrictions as far as how much you can do,” said Brohm. “But I think our guys are eager and they are ready to get out there and hopeful at some point here in the near future we’ll know when we are going to play and I know we are looking forward to it.
“I just wanna play,” said Brohm. “Our guys wanna play.”
That’s been the sentiment across the B1G. Hopefully, the conference will come up with some plan in the near future.