Report: Purdue filing appeal for Jeff Brohm to have communication with staff Saturday
Purdue has reportedly filed an appeal to allow head coach Jeff Brohm to have communication with staff during the Boilermakers’ season opener against Iowa on Saturday. Brohm tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday and will not be permitted to coach the game at Ross-Ade Stadium.
Mike Carmin of the Journal & Courier reported the news on Wednesday.
According to the report, Purdue is asking Brohm to be able to have phone communication with the coaches box for the game. Because he tested positive for the virus, he’s not permitted to rejoin the team for a minimum of 10 days.
Co-offensive coordinator and Jeff Brohm’s brother, Brian Brohm, has been named the acting head coach for the game. Brian says that he has not yet called a play in a game.
Purdue is coming off a 4-8 season in 2019 and faces a tough challenge in Week 1, playing an Iowa team that finished 10-3 last fall. The Boilers are 2-1 against the Hawkeyes over the last three seasons, but Iowa won last year’s matchup 26-20 in Iowa City.
Kickoff is set for Saturday, Oct. 24 at 3:30 p.m. ET.