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Jeff Brohm will not take Louisville football job, stays at Purdue

Brohm will stay at Purdue University, where he is finishing his second season with the Boilermakers.
Credit: Mike Granse-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 13, 2018; Champaign, IL, USA; Purdue Boilermakers head coach Jeff Brohm observes his team before the start of the first quarter against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Memorial Stadium.

LOUISVILLE (WHAS11) – Jeff Brohm will not be the University of Louisville’s next head football coach, reports say.

Brohm will stay at Purdue University, where he is finishing his second season with the Boilermakers. Purdue finished the regular season 6-6, making a second straight bowl game.

"This has been a very difficult and emotional decision for me and my family," Brohm told WHAS11. "We are extremely happy at Purdue and thankful for the opportunity to lead this program. After intense and thorough discussion, I believe it important to finish the building process we have begun and honor the commitment I made to our football program, players and recruits."

The UofL alumnus had been asked about returning to Louisville since the university fired Bobby Petrino earlier this month following a 2-8 run. Brohm was a quarterback coach under Petrino from 2003 to 2006, before serving as assistant head coach under Petrino’s successor Steve Kragthorpe.

Earlier this month, Brohm dismissed Louisville rumors, saying he was focused on his tenure at Purdue.

"I want Louisville to do what's best for them," Brohm said. "I'm a fan. But right now, I'm the coach at Purdue. This is where I want to be, and I like it here."

Louisville AD Vince Tyra said that he was confident they were find the right fit, Brohm or not.

“While Jeff and I had a terrific conversation about the future of the University of Louisville football program and how he could play a role in our success, it was clear that his heart and mind were still with fulfilling his commitment to Purdue," Tyra said.

Louisville will continue its search for Petrino’s replacement.

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