Many Louisville fans have lost their minds over Jeff Brohm’s decision to stay at Purdue rather than return to the Cardinals.
Brohm played at Louisville and coached there, so he was viewed as the runaway preferred choice to replace Bobby Petrino, who was fired this season. Brohm met with Louisville’s athletic director this week and turned down the position a day later.
Louisville fans who were counting on Brohm returning home were furious over the decision. One even decided to burn a Louisville jersey with the “Brohm” name on the back, even though the jersey was for Jeff’s brother, Brian, who played at the school from 2004-2007.
Imagine being a Louisville fan and being so mad at Jeff Brohm that you decided to burn his little brother Brian’s jersey. pic.twitter.com/LUFEJDhd4x
— KY Clips (@KY_Clips) November 29, 2018
Other fans shared their angry thoughts via Twitter.
He doesn’t have near the pressure to win there but I thought he’d actually want the challenge. Guess he’d rather go 6-6 and keep his job. As long as he gets one big win a year.
— Dennis Roberts (@djroberts1229) November 29, 2018
Dragged his hometown thru the mud nationally for personal gain. Thanks Jeff
— John Smither (@ChuckSmither) November 29, 2018
It was a public denial by Brohm. He didn’t say no a month ago, when everyone in Louisville wouldn’t have lost sleep. He used coach talk, listened to his agent and had the meeting, then played his Alma Mater into a very public denial. He made himself a villain, it is what it is.
— Jordan Erk (@SportsJerk03) November 29, 2018
Brohm had 3 weeks to talk to his family and decide about the UofL position. If it “wasn’t the right time” he should’ve never taken the meeting with Tyra. The guy IS UofL and when UofL came calling he declined. He used UofL for leverage to get money out of Purdue. Simple as that.
— kyle (@Rip_Rope) November 29, 2018
And of course there was the fan whose Twitter threats led to the shutdown of Brohm’s high school, Trinity.
Louisville reportedly has a new favorite in mind for the job.
H/T Hammer and Rails