Monday, March 27, 2023

Purdue football coach using old car despite hefty paycheck

If it ain’t broke… well, never mind that hardly describes the car driven by Purdue football coach Jeff Brohm.

Brohm drives a 2004 Honda Accord despite making $5.1 million in his job as the head coach of the Purdue Boilermakers football team.

“It’s gotten worse,” the coach said, rattling off issues such as dents that prevent a passenger door from opening, lighting falling into the back seat and “the battery wouldn’t start quite a bit.”

According to the coach his son uses one of the families cars so he uses what is left which often means traveling the mile to work on a golf cart.

“I take our golf cart back and forth to work every day,” he said. “I don’t think I’ve driven my car in a couple months.”

Prior to starting his coaching career, Brohm spent seven seasons as a backup quarterback in the NFL and later appeared in the XFL. Brohm has been the head coach at Purdue since 2007.

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