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Purdue's Jeff Brohm Reportedly Makes Official Decision On Returning To Louisville

Jeff Brohm

It took a few tries. But Louisville football finally got its man.

Chris Low of ESPN reported Wednesday that Louisville is finalizing a deal to hire Purdue coach Jeff Brohm. 

Brohm will replace Scott Satterfield, who left the Cardinals to become the next head coach at Cincinnati on Monday.

"Jeff Brohm and @LouisvilleFB are in the process of finalizing a deal to bring Brohm back to his alma mater as head coach, sources tell ESPN," Low tweeted. "The deal would be for six years in the $35 million range. Brohm has been at @BoilerFootball the past six seasons."

According to Low, Brohm will sign a six-year deal with Louisville worth close to $6 million annually.

Louisville has tried to hire Brohm, who has all kinds of ties to the school and the city, before. Prior to hiring Satterfield in 2018, the Cardinals tried to lure Brohm away from Purdue, but he instead signed a seven-year contract worth more than $4 million a year to remain in West Lafayette.

Brohm grew up in Louisville and played college football for the Cardinals. His father, Oscar, was a longtime high school football coach in the city, and his brothers Greg and Brian both played college football for Louisville, as well. Jeff served as an assistant on the Louisville staff from 2003-2008.

Brohm has amassed a head coaching record of 66-44 across three seasons at Western Kentucky and six at Purdue.

He's led a Boilermaker program that had reached the postseason just twice in the nine years prior to his arrival to four bowl games. The Boilermakers won the Big Ten West this year, a season after winning nine games for the first time since 2003.

Louisville will look to Brohm to elevate a program that has won at least six games in 11 of the past 13 years but has not won more than seven in any of the past three.