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Louisville finally lands their dream coach

Jeff Brohm wearing a headset

Oct 8, 2022; College Park, Maryland, USA; Purdue Boilermakers head coach Jeff Brohm during the second half against the Maryland Terrapins at SECU Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Louisville fans were crushed four years ago when Jeff Brohm turned down an opportunity to become the team’s head coach, but they have finally gotten their wish.

Brohm is finalizing a contract to become the next head coach at Louisville, ESPN’s Chris Low reports. The deal is worth around $35 million over six seasons.

The hire has been a long time coming for Louisville. Brohm was a quarterback for the Cardinals in the 1990s. He was their top choice to replace Bobby Petrino after the 2018 season. However, Brohm had just finished only his second season as Purdue’s head coach at the time. He did not want to leave the program that quickly, so he turned Louisville down.

Louisville then hired Scott Satterfield, who went 25-24 in four seasons with the Cardinals. Satterfield on Monday was named the new head coach at Cincinnati, where he will replace Luke Fickell. Satterfield is now dealing with an extremely awkward bowl game situation.

Brohm led Purdue to a 36-34 record over his six seasons there. The Boilermakers went 9-4 and won the Music City Bowl last year. They won the Big Ten West thid season and will face LSU in the Citrus Bowl on Jan. 2.

Fans of Louisville were so irate when Brohm turned the job down in 2018 that many of them crossed the line in expressing their frustration. Still, it seemed like only a matter of time before Brohm returned to his alma mater.

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