Purdue's Jeff Brohm develops detailed plan to make spring football work
Purdue head coach Jeff Brohm is not sitting idly by, waiting for the B1G to develop a plan for spring football. The fourth-year leader of the Boilermakers has already drafted up a plan to make spring football work for the conference.
Brohm drafted up a proposal for a spring football season that would include eight B1G games that ran between Feb. 27, 2021 and April 17, 2021. He also suggests making some alterations to the 2021 fall season, playing only a 10-game schedule that begins in October and is concluded by early December.
It’s not an ideal circumstance for football to be played in the bitter cold month of February in the Midwest, but this isn’t an ideal situation. And Brohm’s actually has sound structure and offers a way for players to also have plenty of recovery time between the spring and fall seasons.
Below is a look at the proposed plan that Brohm provided to multiple outlets, including ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg:
The conflicts of playing football in the spring are numerous. Not only are there weather concerns and issues with playing too many games in a shortened period of time, it also bumps up against other college athletics, the NFL Scouting Combine, pro days and the NFL Draft.
Many hurdles would need to be cleared to make it a success.
But Step 1 is creating a plan. Brohm provided that to the B1G — which is more than the conference can say it’s done over the last five months to attempt to salvage the fall season. If the coaches agree on something like this, spring football might generate some momentum.