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    January 11, 2019 11:02 PM PST

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. Nike Vapormax Destockage . -- Jeff Brohms welcome party at Purdue was full of fanfare, with a pep band, cheerleaders, the school mascot and boosters all celebrating the arrival of the Boilermakers new coach.Now its up to Brohm to inject excitement into the program and get fans back in the seats at Ross-Ade Stadium. Some wins would sure help, too.All it took to lure Brohm away from Western Kentucky was a six-year contract worth an average of approximately $3.5 million per year, the promise of upgrades inside the program and a chance to put Purdue back on the national stage.Purdue to me has always been a program that plays an exciting brand of football, Brohm said. When I was growing up, they threw the ball around. They scored points. They competed against some of the best teams in the Big Ten each and every year, and they were exciting to watch. As a fan, you like to see teams that score points and do some fun things.Thats exactly the playbook he is bringing to West Lafayette after using it to compile a 30-10 record over the last three seasons at Western Kentucky. The offense averaged 44.6 points and 526.2 yards and his quarterbacks completed 69.2 percent of their passes, threw for 356.6 yards per game and a total of 131 touchdowns.New athletic director Mike Bobinski thought Brohm was the perfect fit at a school dubbed the Cradle of Quarterbacks and one that has a returning starter in David Blough.The new style will be a stark contrast from the past four seasons under former coach Darrell Hazell and Gerad Parker, who went 0-6 as interim coach after taking over for the fired Hazell in October. In a statement before the news conference, Bobinski called Brohm one of the most innovative offensive masterminds in college football.Blough concurred after doing his own research over the weekend.I saw at the championship game and that they had 38 points with 10 minutes left in the second quarter, Blough said with a smile. You see how they develop quarterbacks and thats exciting.Excitement has been waning at Purdue for most of the past decade.The Boilermakers went 9-39 over the last four seasons under Hazell and Parker, havent been to a bowl game since 2012 and have only produced one winning season in nine years. Plus, they tied a school record by losing their fourth straight to rival Indiana less than two weeks ago. The stadium has seen its share of empty seats.Bobinski believes a new coach with an entertaining style can end that slide.The energy, the enthusiasm, the passion that his teams play with, the style that they play thats aggressive, that forces the tempo, forces the issue, Bobinski said. As Ive watched Coach Brohms teams play over the years, and particularly this year, thats what I saw. I saw a team that really went after it both sides of the ball and played with great enthusiasm and didnt take a play off ever, and I think fans will recognize that. Our fans certainly will appreciate that, and once the success comes along with that, itll be all the better.Western Kentucky said it is already beginning to search for Brohms successor. Nick Holt will coach the Hilltopppers (10-3) in the Boca Raton Bowl against Memphis (8-4) on Dec. 20.Brohm grew up in Louisville and stayed in town to play quarterback for the Cardinals, where he starred before bouncing around the NFL. He worked out for six different NFL teams, playing two seasons in San Francisco. He started coaching in 2002 with the Louisville Fire of the af2 league.Brohm returned to his alma mater as quarterbacks coach from 2003-06 and served as assistant head coach in 2007 and 2008In 2009, he took over as quarterbacks coach at Florida Atlantic in 2009 before spending the next two seasons in the same role at Illinois. Brohm became UABs offensive coordinator in 2012 but was hired WKUs assistant head coach/offensive coordinator in 2013 and promoted to head coach the next season.All hes done since then is win games with a wide-open style that has become a fan favorite.Purdue is hoping Brohms success will continue in 2017, which begins with a season-opening showdown in Indianapolis against Louisville.But there were some anxious moments as rumors surfaced about interest in Brohm from Baylor and Cincinnati. And by the time the two sides finally agreed to the deal Sunday, Bobinski was already convinced he had made the right call with Brohm.Ive always tried to hire to fit because when you try to force somebody into a situation, it invariably comes apart at some point, Bobinski said. To me, Jeff sort of reflects Purdues values perfectly. He was the right guy at the right time.---More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25 . Nike Vapormax En Solde . Bradwell was scheduled to become a free agent Tuesday. Born and raised in Toronto, Bradwell is entering his sixth CFL season, with all six played for his hometown Argonauts. Vapormax Pas Cher . -- Matt Rupert scored once in regulation and again in the shootout as the London Knights extended their win streak to nine games by defeating the Owen Sound Attack 4-3 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action. http://www.paschervapormax.fr/ . You can watch the game live on TSN at 7:30pm et/4:30pm pt. 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