New Purdue football coach Jeff Brohm hopes to return the Boilermakers to their “cradle of quarterbacks” roots, he said at his introductory news conference Monday.
“Purdue is know as the cradle of quarterbacks,” Brohm said. “We will play a brand of football that features the quarterbacks’ strengths. Our style will be fun and wide open and exciting, and we think the fans will enjoy watching us play.”
In his previous job at Western Kentucky, Brohm led one of the most prolific offenses in the country. The Hilltoppers were second in the FBS this season at 45.1 points per game and fifth with 336.8 passing yards per game.
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Purdue has famously had a number of great quarterbacks pass through its program, from Len Dawson to Bob Griese to Drew Brees. The Boilermakers had a pass-heavy offense again in 2016, with more yards through than any other Big Ten team, thanks to the arm of sophomore David Blough.
“Purdue, to me, has always been a program that plays an exciting brand of football,” Brohm said. “Back when I was growing up, they threw the ball around, they scored points, they competed against the best teams in the Big Ten every year, and they were excited to watch. And I think as a fan myself, you like to see teams that score points and do some fun things on offense. The great players, they had, the great quarterbacks, that’s impressive.”
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