LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville has hired Jeff Brohm as the new football coach.
The University of Louisville Athletic Association’s executive board approved a six-year contract on Thursday that will pay the former Purdue coach a base salary of $5 million next season with annual increases of $100,000, plus incentives.
Brohm, a Louisville native, was expected to be introduced later Thursday in a news conference at Cardinal Stadium. His Twitter bio reflected his new job.
Brohm went 36-34 in six seasons with the Boilermakers, including 17-9 the past two seasons. He guided them to their first Big Ten West division title before they fell to No. 2 Michigan 43-22 in the conference championship.
Brohm succeeds Scott Satterfield, who left Monday to become Cincinnati’s coach after going 25-24 in four seasons at Louisville.
Neither Brohm nor Satterfield will be on the sidelines when their new teams meet in the inaugural Fenway Bowl on Dec. 17 — a matchup of former rivals.
Brohm inherits a team looking to become a serious Atlantic Coast Conference contender. Not since Lamar Jackson led the Cardinals to a 7-1 Atlantic Division finish on the way to winning the 2016 Heisman Trophy have they come close to challenging perennial heavyweight Clemson.
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