With all the fights between coaches these days like Nick Saban And the Jimbo FisherAnd the Jeff Broome And the Scott Satterfield Perhaps the one who appeared on the college football bingo card wasn’t out of the season. Recently, Prum who is entering his sixth year at Purdue, He was asked about the possibility of becoming the head coach of Louisville one day. As an assistant professor and former assistant coach, this would make sense. Meanwhile, Satterfield raised the comments, and the Cardinals’ coach responded.
“Yeah, I mean, I’ve heard a little about it, but I don’t worry about it,” Satterfield said, via WDRB.com. “He’s got a job. I have a job. So, I guess, for me, I don’t worry about any outside noises, or distractions. Because that’s it, you know? Our job is to get up every day to do the best work we can do with Our Team. I owe it to everyone in this building – the 115 players we have in the locker room, the staff we run around this building – to do our best in one day and put a product on the field that will win trophies. That’s what we’re here for. We go to win trophies, and we’ll continue to do so. The thing is for years to come. So, he might have to wait a little longer before he has to come back.”
Broome was recently asked about the possibility of returning to his alma mater. Louisville was interested in getting Broome back before he elected to stay with the Boilermakers. Satterfield later accepted the job.
“Well, those are all good questions about a Louisville job,” Broome said. “You know what… Having spent two years at Purdue when it opened, that was a tough call. A tough call. To be completely honest, from my education and how I grew up, I believe in at least trying to do the right thing and have morals and values.”
“It was too early to leave. It just wasn’t right. You build relationships. People treat you right. People there treated me great. You talk to recruits and they ask me things. Just a lot of things got into it. But now we’re clearly in the general VI. I love this city, this area. I am a Louisville graduate. So anything can happen in the future.”
Brohm played for Howard Schnellenberger in Louisville from 1989-1993, spending the last two seasons as the starting team captain. Having played professionally from 1994 to 2001, Brohm began his coaching career in 2002 as head coach of the Louisville Fire team at the Arena. Brohm returned to his alma mater in 2003, and held various positions there during 2008. Broome got his first college coach job in western Kentucky in 2014. He held that for three years before being accepted into a Purdue job.
Broome has been Purdue’s technical director since 2017, and helped turn the program around in his time there. Brohm inherited Purdue who hasn’t made a bowl game in four years and has gone 9-39 in the previous four seasons. But Brohm went 7-5 overall in his first season and won the Foster Farms Bowl, starting a transformation at the Boilermakers, capping his best season of his tenure in 2021.
Last year, Bordeaux beat 9-3 overall and won the City of Music title. Broome scored 28-29 in his five seasons but was 2-1 in bowling during that time. Brohm also boosted Boilermakers’ recruitment, ranking 37th overall and class 9 in the Big Ten for the 2022 session. He got a contract extension until 2027 last month.
Broome is now preparing for his sixth season as head coach of Purdue. The Boilermakers opened the 2022 season against Penn State on August 31.
Riley Gates contributed to this report.