No. 1: Jeff Brohm won’t always be perfect
This loss can and should be blamed on Jeff Brohm for not having his team ready to play.
Louisville came into the game as -7.0 favorites, an undefeated 6-0 record, and ranked #14. They had no reason to lose this game against Pitt and it is mostly all on Brohm’s shoulders. While you can’t blame Plummer’s passes, tipped interceptions, and missed field goals on him, you can blame his in game coaching and practice before the game on him.
The team seemed out of sorts almost all night, and they looked flat most of the game outside of a few possessions. Brohm did not have them ready to play against the Panthers and it showed when Pitt outscored Louisville 24-0 in the 2nd half. Some of his calls in game were also baffling. Electing to go for it on 4th down inside your own 40 for the first possession of the 2nd half while winning is just a strange decision. Also throwing the ball 52 times in the rain just isn’t smart either. I know Brohm is an elite offensive mind, but the calls in this game were not as good as he’s been.
Brohm is the right coach for the job at Louisville, there is no doubt in my mind about that. But, he did prove tonight that he won’t always be a perfect coach for the Cardinals. If Brohm takes anything away from this game it should be that he should get his team ready to play and be more stout on play calling no matter what week of the season it is.
Brohm is the future of Louisville football, he just had himself a bad night in Pittsburgh last saturday.