Threat Closes Jeff Brohm’s Former High School After He Spurns Alma Mater

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Former Louisville quarterback and current Purdue head coach Jeff Brohm announced Wednesday that he was signing an extension with the Boilermakers, rejecting an offer to coach at his alma mater. And some Louisville residents are not taking that well.

Trinity High School in Louisville, Kentucky — where Brohm played — was forced to close on Thursday after someone made a threat against the school. (RELATED: An Unlikely Man Is Reportedly In The Mix To Be Louisville’s Next Football Coach)

“Trinity officials were notified by police of a threat against the school due to Jeff Brohm deciding to remain at Purdue,” the school said in a statement. “While Police investigate the threat, classes are canceled and offices are closed on Thursday, Nov. 29.”

This shows the dark side of college football fandom. It’s fine and great to be emotionally invested in the success of your program and university. But when fans start to feel like coaches and players owe them personally, these are the type of terrible things that sometimes manifest as a result. Now, a group of young people are robbed of a day of learning, thanks to this nutjob.

One Louisville fan even burned the jersey of Jeff’s brother, legendary former quarterback Brian Brohm, in protest.

While a couple of nutjobs don’t represent an entire fanbase, this kind of behavior needs to be roundly condemned as unacceptable.

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