An Updated Look At Jeff Brohm’s Buyout At Purdue

Let’s say Louisville were looking for a football coach following the 2018 season. Let’s say Jeff Brohm was the top candidate. Let’s say Vince Tyra wanted to offer the job to Brohm.

How much would it cost for Vince Tryra to buyout Brohm’s contract at Purdue?

The answer is $4.4 million.

According to Journal & Courier, Brohm’s buyout would be $4.4 million if he were to leave for another job before December 5th of this year.


Base salary/Supplement Stipend (guaranteed income)

2018: $3.8 million

2019: $3.9 million

2020: $4 million

2021: $4.1 million

2022: $4.3 million

2023: $4.4 million

2024: $4.5 million

Buyout if Brohm leaves before:

Dec. 5, 2018: $4.4 million

Dec. 5, 2019: $3.3 million

Dec. 5, 2020: $2.2 million

Dec. 5, 2021: $1.1 million

Dec. 31, 2024: $1 million

Note: Buyout would also include the remaining balance of an interest-free loan given to Brohm by Purdue to terminate his contract with Western Kentucky. The original $900,000 loan is reduced by $150,000 each year.

Purdue restructured Brohm’s contract last year following his impressive debut season in West Lafayette. The Boilermakers won seven games in 2017, which is five more than Vegas predicted heading into the season.

Brohm’s current contract is for seven years and is worth $29 million in guaranteed compensation.

As for Louisville, Vince Tryra would owe Bobby Petrino roughly $14 million if he decided to move on following the 2018 season.

Needless to say, buying out Bobby Petrino’s contract and hiring Jeff Brohm won’t be cheap.

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