Purdue coach Jeff Brohm made one of the most surprising decisions of the 2018-19 coaching silly season when he declined to return to his alma mater, Louisville. Not only was Brohm considered an up-and-coming coach — his stock rose emphatically following upsets over then-No. 2 Ohio State and then-No. 19 Iowa — but his family name was (and still is) practically synonymous with the city. After growing up in Louisville, he starred as a quarterback for the Cardinals from 1989-93 and returned as an assistant coach after his professional career ended.

In the end, though, Brohm remained the coach at Purdue. Speaking at a high school alumni association event in Louisville on Wednesday, Brohm went in-depth about his decision to stay at Purdue rather than returning "home." 

"You know what … after being at Purdue two years when it came open, that was a tough call," he said, per WDRB-TV in Louisville. "To be quite honest, through my schooling and how I was raised, I believe in at least trying to do the right thing and having morals and values. It just was too early to leave. It just wasn't right."