Purdue coach Jeff Brohm met with the media Thursday ahead of the Boilermakers’ road trip to Missouri and gave plenty of updates on how his team is shaping up against the Tigers.
The Boilermakers are riding a wave of offense and looking like one of the best stories in the Big Ten during the early stages of the season. They’ll face a Missouri team that has struggled on defense so far this season, but the Tigers remain an SEC team playing at home. That’s never an easy matchup.
What Purdue’s Jeff Brohm said before the Missouri game
- Markell Jones is out Saturday, while T.J. Jallow is doubtful.
- Antonio Blackmon has had a good week of practice and should see more action Saturday. He should split time between nickel and safety.
- “Navon [Mosley]’s done a good job, he’s played a lot of snaps. We’ve got to find a way to make sure we spell him at least a little bit, but when I think he’s in there, other than a few times a game, he’s in the right position. He practices hard, he likes the game of football. I think he’ll continue to get better as the season goes on.”
- “I think both [David Blough and Elijah Sindelar] have improved, I think can help us win. We’ll probably see both of them in the game again. Both guys understand this is an important game for us. It’s a really good football team on the road and we’re going to have to play well at that position in order to win.”
- “It’s just like being in fall camp even though this fall camp was not very hot at all. It’s a normal fall camp. These games will happen, you have a couple a year. I think our guys just have to do all the small things right. I think we’ve talked about it enough. It’s important to eat right and drink heavily for the next 48 hours, gameday as well, even during the game. I think we should have a good plan. I try to remind our guys that cramping is not allowed, so we’ve got to do whatever we can to not cramp.”
— Purdue Football (@BoilerFootball) September 14, 2017