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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Purdue coach plans to hold players accountable for personal fouls

The Purdue Boilermakers have been one of the country’s more disappointing teams this season, and coach Jeff Brohm has had enough of it.

The Boilermakers lost at home 20-19 to Eastern Michigan on Saturday to drop to 0-2 on the season. A major factor in the outcome was a personal foul committed late in the fourth quarter by linebacker Cornell Jones, who appeared to needlessly shove Eastern Michigan quarterback Tyler Wiegers after sacking him on third down. That turned a fourth-and-long situation into an EMU first down and sent them on their way to kick a game-winning field goal.

According to Brohm, personal fouls such as these will result in quick benchings for those who commit them.

Two straight weeks of pivotal personal fouls clearly have Brohm fed up. We’ll see if this kind of policy actually helps with team discipline.

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