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Purdue appealing to let Jeff Brohm coach remotely

Jeff Brohm will not be on the sideline for Purdue's opener against Iowa on Saturday after testing positive for COVID-19, but the Boilermakers aren't giving up on having him involved in the game.

Purdue AD Mike Bobinski said Wednesday that the school has appealed to the Big Ten to let Brohm communicate with his coaching staff.

Bobinski told Gold and Blackhe believes the appeal has a shot at success because Purdue is asking for Brohm to communicate via phone rather than video, which has been viewed as an unfair advantage.

"Other appeals like this have been denied," said Bobinski. "But it always involved the use of video. So we weren't gonna go down that same road because the answer already has been given multiple times. You can't do it."

Brian Brohm will step in for his older brother as head coach and offensive play-caller in Jeff's absence. It will be his first game in either capacity.

Bobinski said Purdue expects to hear back on Thursday.

In the meantime, stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest.

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