Purdue University head football coach Jeff Brohm will remain in West Lafayette. Brohm made his decision public Wednesday evening after being courted for the head coaching job at the University of Louisville, his alma mater.
In a statement released Wednesday, Brohm cited the need to "finish the building process we have begun" at Purdue. Brohm signed a six-year deal to lead Purdue in December 2016 and received a contract extension in April 2018.
"While going home was very appealing and meaningful to me, the timing was not ideal," Brohm said. "I believe that remaining at Purdue is the right thing to do, and I am excited for the challenges ahead."
In his two seasons at Purdue, Brohm has amassed a 13-12 record. He will lead the Boilermakers in their bowl game appearance, which has yet to be determined.
You can read Brohm’s full statement below:
This has been a very difficult and emotional decision for me and my family. We are extremely happy at Purdue and thankful for the opportunity to lead this program. After intense and thorough discussion, I believe it is important to finish the building process we have begun and honor the commitment I made to our football program, players, and recruits. While going home was very appealing and meaningful to me, the timing was not ideal. I believe that remaining at Purdue is the right thing to do, and I am excited for the challenges ahead. I want to thank the University of Louisville and Vince Tyra for reaching out and expressing their interest in me. As a former Cardinal player and coach, I want nothing but the best for the University of Louisville. Under the leadership of President Neeli Bendapudi and Vince Tyra, the future of the university is in great hands. I also want to thank all Cardinal fans for their support over the years.