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Episode 38  |  31:13 min

In Depth with Purdue Football Coach Jeff Brohm

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Episode 38  |  31:13 min  |  08.19.2021

In Depth with Purdue Football Coach Jeff Brohm

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This is a podcast episode titled, In Depth with Purdue Football Coach Jeff Brohm. The summary for this episode is: <p>In this episode of This Is Purdue, we sit down with Purdue University&nbsp;Head&nbsp;Football&nbsp;Coach&nbsp;Jeff Brohm.&nbsp;</p><p><br></p><p>Listen in as we get to know&nbsp;Coach Brohm&nbsp;on a personal level as he&nbsp;discusses&nbsp;why&nbsp;football&nbsp;truly is&nbsp;‘all in the family’&nbsp;for him, with both of his brothers as part of his staff, along with his son as a fixture on the sidelines.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><br></p><p>Plus, we&nbsp;dig into&nbsp;the team’s goals for this season, their&nbsp;upcoming historic game at Wrigley Field,&nbsp;and&nbsp;what Coach Brohm finds most rewarding about leading these Boilermakers.&nbsp;</p><p><br></p><p>And what&nbsp;Purdue&nbsp;tradition is Coach’s favorite? (Hint: It involves snow!) All of this and more on This Is Purdue, the official university podcast.&nbsp;</p>
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Jeff Brohm
Head Football Coach, Purdue University
Jeff Brohm is Purdue University's head football coach and a former quarterback. Brohm played college football at the University of Louisville for coach Howard Schnellenberger from 1989 to 1993 and played in the National Football League (NFL) for seven seasons from 1994 to 2000 and the XFL in 2001. He served as the head coach at Western Kentucky University from 2014–2016. A program with a combined 9 wins in the 4 seasons prior to Brohm’s arrival, Purdue exceeded all expectations in his first season in 2017 and made noise throughout college football. The Boilermakers won 7 games, recaptured both of its rivalry trophies (the Cannon and the Old Oaken Bucket), and capped the season with Foster Farms Bowl victory over Arizona. They followed that up in 2018 with another Bowl appearance, and Top 25 victories over Boston College, Iowa, and an historic victory over #2 ranked Ohio State. Brohm’s three fundamental concepts – playing harder, tougher and smarter than the opposition – have been the benchmarks for his program, as well his calling cards of creative play-calling and an explosive, high-powered offense that has produced the past two Big Ten Freshmen of the Year and the first true freshman consensus first-team All-American in Big Ten history. The 2019 campaign was derailed by injuries to 19 starters, but many young players from the Boilermakers highly-touted recruiting classes of 2018 and 2019 gained valuable game experience that will lay a solid foundation for future seasons Despite the setbacks in 2019, Brohm’s offensive mastermind has led Purdue to average 413.9 yards per game and 27.2 points per game in his three seasons. The Boilermakers performance on the gridiron was noticed and recognized across the league and nationally including back-to-back Big Ten Freshman of the Year awards, the Big Ten Wide Receiver of the Year award, the Big Ten Tight End of the Year award, and 2018 Paul Hornung Award winner, which is presented annually to the nation’s most versatile player. Brohm continues to make end roads on the recruiting trail, signing two of the highest-ranked recruiting classes in school history 2019 and 2020. Purdue’s 2019 class was ranked 25th nationally - the highest since Joe Tiller inked the No. 20 class in 2004. Brohm was hired Dec. 5, 2016, as the 36th full-time head football coach in Purdue history. Widely regarded as one of the most innovative offensive masterminds in college football, he became the first former quarterback to engineer the Boilermakers since Bob DeMoss in 1970. Brohm is presently under contract through the 2025 season. He played in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers (1994), Washington Redskins (1995-96), San Francisco 49ers (1997-98), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1998), Denver Broncos (1999) and Cleveland Browns (2000). In 2001, Brohm played in the XFL for the Orlando Rage and was named first-team All-XFL. Brohm was a standout player at Trinity High School in Louisville, Kentucky. He won the Kentucky Mr. Football Award as a senior in 1988 while leading the Shamrocks to a state championship and undefeated season. Brohm was named the Kentucky High School Player of the Decade for the 1980s and was inducted into the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame in 2014. A native of Louisville, Brohm (born April 24, 1971) earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1994. He and his wife, Jennifer, have a son, Brady, and a daughter, Brooke. Jeff is one of four family members to be a football letterwinner at Louisville, along with his father, Oscar (quarterback 1966-69), and brothers, Greg (wide receiver 1989-92) and Brian (quarterback 2004-07). The Brohm family, including mother, Donna, and sister, Kim, was inducted into the Louisville Catholic Sports Hall of Fame in 2013.
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