Chris Humphrey

Louisville will be fine without Jeff Brohm.

Former Cardinal quarterback that was born and raised in Louisville, match made in heaven?

Wrong.

However, Louisville fans relax, it’s okay Brohm didn’t choose Louisville.

Louisville athletic director Vince Tyra discussed Jeff Brohm spurning Louisville on WKRD earlier this week.

“I wanted a compelling feeling in the meeting that this is a job that somebody really wants. … I just didn’t get that feeling that he was ready or wanted to take on the enormity of what we have going on here.”
Brohm wants to continue to build his program at Purdue and didn’t feel the timing was ideal to come home.

That’s fine.

Louisville will be fine regardless. Fans and media members were consumed by the sentimental story Brohm was.

I was never in that crowd. I always felt there were better better candidates to pursue on the market for Louisville. I never believed Brohm could be the coach that could lead Louisville to a Conference Championship. I don’t see Brohm as the coach that can consistently compete with Dabo Swinney.

Brohm is 13-12 at Purdue along with being 9-9 within the conference during his tenure. Not spectacular but Purdue was a pathetic football program prior to Brohm’s arrival. It’s obvious he’s creating stability there.

However, Brohm hasn’t done anything outstanding during his coaching career in my opinion. He’s a two time Conference USA Champ. That’s it.

Brohm hasn’t accomplished anything at Purdue yet. Brohm is mediocre in power five competition. With that said, he did inherit a three win team in 2017, but even with that said, Purdue has still lost games they shouldn’t have.

Brohm is 4-7 against ranked teams in his career. Purdue went 3-6 against teams that finished with a winning record this year. Granted, Brohm did upset Ohio State 49-20 but followed that signature victory with a head-scratching loss to Michigan State 13-23 and Minnesota 41-10. I think it’s fair to ask if you can blowout Ohio State, how do you have those two slip ups and a home loss to Eastern Michigan.

Jeff Brohm is a fine head coach and appears to be one of the rising stars in college football. Had Louisville landed him it would’ve been awesome, but he’s not the only coach that can win here.

Brohm didn’t want to come home and that’s fine. Louisville isn’t missing much outside of a fairy tale story.

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