ED PEAK: Brohm Headed Home As Head Coach, Official Announcement Thursday
Jeff Brohm is the new University of Louisville football coach, according to unnamed sources in the athletics department.
Unnamed sources confirmed a press conference is scheduled for Thursday, 11 a.m. at Cardinal Stadium in the Angels Envy Club. The public is invited.
Brohm replaces Scott Satterfield, who left Monday for the University of Cincinnati after four seasons (25-24, 16-19).
Brohm, 51, played for the late Howard Schellenberger at U of L, and coached under Bobby Petrino at Western Kentucky and Louisville. Brohm became head coach of the Hilltoppers for three years (30-10, 19-5). He was courted by the Boilermakers in 2016 to rescue a struggling program that had won only three Big Ten conference games in as many seasons.
In six seasons in West Lafayette (36-34, 26-25), he made a name for himself beating some high-level programs. In the 2021 season, the Boilers went (9-4) and won a shootout in the Music City Bowl over Tennessee. This season Purdue (8-5, 6-3) won the Big Ten West only to lose to Michigan, which will play in the College Football Playoffs. The Boilers are headed to the Citrus Bowl to play LSU.
One of Brohm’s standout victories was a whipping of then highly-ranked Ohio State and coach Urban Meyer.
Overall, Brohm's record is 66-44 in nine seasons.
Brohm proved at WKU he was an offensive guru playing in the C-USA championship game. Playing against nationally-ranked Marshall, the Toppers completed a two-point conversion in overtime for the title.
The positives bring Brohm home are almost never ending. He’s from Louisville and played at Trinity High. His father played at Louisville's Flaget High. Brothers Brian and Greg also played at Louisville and are assistant coaches.
Brohm recruited hard in Louisville for WKU and Purdue. One of his most coveted players from Louisville to become a Boilermaker was Rondale Moore of Trinity, now with the Arizona Cardinals.
Recruiting in the Louisville area, the states of Kentucky, Indiana and the south are key. Recruits like playing Brohm’s wide-open offensive style as do the fans.
Unofficially, Brohm’s salary is being reported around $35 million over six years. Brian and Greg are likely to follow as they are currently on his staff at Purdue.
U of L athletics director Josh Heird know he had to move fast when Satterield left. He got things together in a matter of a few days.
For Louisville, the next game is the Wasabi Fenway Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 17, where the Cardinals face Cincinnati in Boston. The matchup will kick off at 11 a.m. ET and be televised by ESPN.
For the 2023 season, Louisville opens in Atlanta against Georgia Tech in the Kickoff Classic.
Ed Peak has covered sports in Louisville, Kentucky since 1967. He started as a high school reporter for the old “Night Beat” program on WAVE Radio 970. He later worked as a high school sports reporter on WHAS TV’s “Here’s Now” (1969-1971). He produced the WHAS radio high school game of the week on the “Wayne Perkey” radio show and the WHAS Saturday Scoreboard following University of Kentucky football. Ed worked as a sports correspondent for the Courier-Journal & Louisville Times (1972-1982) and has assisted in covering The University of Louisville, University of Kentucky, many high school state football, basketball and other events for the Associated Press. He has covered the Kentucky Derby since 1973, and the Breeders Cup in Louisville and Lexington. Ed still writes for the AP, News and Tribune (Jeffersonville, Ind.) and UofLCardGame.com and CBS Radio News.