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B1G Ten Media Day: Jeff Brohm, In Tweets

What did the head football coach have to say about the upcoming season?

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Okay, this is the time where I steal a bunch of Tweets and elaborate on the quotes from our Head Football Coach, Jeff Brohm.

Today was B1G Ten Media Day, Coach Brohm spoke for about 10 minutes or so with the media answering questions on the upcoming season. He took David Blough, Elijah Sindelar and Markus Bailey with him on this trip. Look no more, he comes the blatant theft of Tweets for this post:

First, let me steal some Tweets from local Journal and Courier writer, Mike Carmin:

This is the side of the ball we are all worried about this year. Coach Brohm is correct, we lose some really good football players on defense, but there is more depth on the defensive line and in the secondary. At linebacker, I don’t see as much depth, but maybe there are a couple of surprises that Coach Brohm knows about for linebacker. The four guys we are bringing back are damn good, Markus Bailey, Jacob Thieneman, Navon Mosley and Lorenzo Neal Jr.

This is another battle this summer. I think as Purdue fans we all knew that it wasn’t going to be one guy for sure. Both are coming off serious injuries, but worked their asses off to get back already. I am fine with it being a 2 QB system as well, as long as we go with the hot hand and do not switch every other series. To me, Sindelar ends up winning this battle though, the way he finished the season, with a torn ACL was phenomenal, he basically won the bowl game for us.

This one is a bit surprising. I was hearing that Tario was behind schedule and Richie was going to be good to go. It appears as what I was hearing was wrong. The question is, how long does the ACL injury linger on this year? If it lasts all season, will he get a medical redshirt to have two years of eligibility left? Looks like the backfield will be Markell Jones, D.J. Knox and Tario Fuller. I am curious if walk on, Alexander Horvath continued to have a great summer as he did a spring - if so, does he get some H-Back time as a lead blocker?

Tell us something we don’t already know, coach. Bailey might be the best linebacker in the conference by the end of the season. Reminder, the junior is from Columbus, Ohio. Eat it O$U.

According to CBS we have the toughest schedule in the big ten. Not bad since the B1G West is considered “weak”. This schedule is tough, Boston College is good, Missouri is good and starting the season with Northwestern will be tough. It will go one of two ways, the way we want and we continue to improve or we will taker a step back and win 4-6 games. Remember, Coach Brohm and his staff are still working to develop quality starters and depth - it is hard to do so in one year.

This was an expected loss. But now, the Linebacker depth is even more thin. Bailey, Barnes, Larry and Jones will be expected to be even better now. Do not be surprised if we see true freshman. Jaylan Alexander get some playing time and walk on, Jonah Williams. Also, we will probably see more of a 4-2-5 defense then most of us are comfortable with.


(Reminder, Ben Makowski has the best hands on the team)