IOWA CITY, Iowa – Jeff Brohm has revived a downtrodden program in his first year as Purdue’s head coach. He’s already bested what his predecessor, Darrell Hazell, was able to accomplish during three seasons in West Lafayette.
The Boilermakers head to Iowa Saturday (2:30 p.m. CT, BTN) with a chance to earn their first bowl bid since the ’12 season. They need to knock off the Hawkeyes and then top Indiana at home in next week’s regular-season finale to make that happen.
Purdue was expected to be better offensively with Brohm, considered one of the country’s top offensive minds. It’s probably most exceeded expectations on defense, where it has held its last three opponents to under 100 yards rushing.
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The progress certainly has caught the attention of the Hawkeyes, who talk about this week’s opponent in this HN TV video: