Jeff Brohm Set to Become Louisville’s Head Football Coach

Purdue head coach Jeff Brohm during a practice, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022 at Mollenkopf Athletic Center in West Lafayette.Pfoot Practice Feb 28 2022
Purdue head coach Jeff Brohm during a practice, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022 at Mollenkopf Athletic Center in West Lafayette.Pfoot Practice Feb 28 2022 /

The University of Louisville football program was left without a Head Coach after Scott Satterfield left to fulfill the same position for the University of Cincinnati on Monday. Joining Satterfield in Cincinnati are former Louisville coaches Bryan Brown, former defensive coordinator for the Cardinals, and Pete Thomas, former quarterbacks coach for the Cardinals.

Bryan Brown will assume the same role for the Bearcats as Defensive Coordinator and Pete Thomas has yet to be announced for which position he will fill on Satterfield’s staff. It is highly likely that he will assume the same role as he did in Louisville, but it is also likely that he could assume a more important role.

The massive vacancy on the sidelines for the Cardinals was becoming a bit concerning as the Louisville fanbase was anxiously awaiting an announcement regarding who will take the helm for this beloved program.

Only a short amount of time elapsed before the rumors began to swirl in regards to Purdue’s Head Coach Jeff Brohm, a Louisville native and a member of the “First Louisville Football Family.” Brohm was approached about the position back in the 2018 football season as then Head Coach Bobby Petrino was fired in the middle of the season following a 2-8 record.

At that time, the former Louisville standout stayed true to his commitment to Purdue University and turned down his alma mater stating that it was not the right time to leave West Lafayette. Brohm would go on to have a remarkable career for the Boilermakers, including this season’s trip to the Big Ten Conference Championship and securing a bid to the Citrus Bowl, where the Boilermakers will take on the LSU Tigers in Orlando, Florida.

This time around the timing seemed more appetizing to Brohm as he had established his career at Purdue and with the unexpected vacancy left by Scott Satterfield earlier this week, it created the perfect storm for Louisville’s son to return home.

In a Courier-Journal article dated back in 2018, it was reported that Brohm still owned a home in Louisville, KY. So the natural transition to the former Trinity High School star seemed seemless for the University and the fanbase. And that is exactly what Louisville’s Athletic Director Josh Heird did.

Jeff Brohm and the University of Louisville are finalizing a deal that is worth around $35 million, as reported by ESPN’s Chris Low.

The news could not have come at a better time for the fanbase because this has been the coach that they have wanted dating back to 2018. Plus, the fact that the Brohm family is synonymous with Louisville football, their has been an overwhelming reinvigoration of passion coursing through the pulse of the fanbase.

Jeff Brohm’s younger brother, Brian Brohm, is currently the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for Purdue University and it is very likely he will be coming back home to Louisville as well. The precedence is there for it as he has followed his older brother on staff at both Western Kentucky University and Purdue University.

In the iconic words of Jeff Brohm, let’s play football.