Auburn’s Gus Malzahn and Purdue’s Jeff Brohm Prepare for an Offensive Battle


We heard from the head coaches one last time this morning ahead of the Music City Bowl, both Gus Malzahn and Jeff Brohm sharing their keys to the game.

If you don’t know much about these two coaches, they pride themselves on their offensive scheming.

“Offensive guys like to, or at least me personally, I like to watch innovative guys and I’ve stolen some things from him,” says Auburn head football coach Gus Malzahn.

“I think you are probably looking at two coaches that like the trick plays and when you have this much time to prepare you end up probably putting in more than you need to,” says Purdue head football coach Jeff Brohm.

With Coach Malzahn calling the offensive plays in this game, Purdue is preparing for a few trick plays.

“And that’s going to be key, is how well we tackle on the perimeter, how well we chase the football, and then getting lined up to all their really muddle-huddle stuff and their quick tempo things and that’s the stuff we work on, but you really can’t get a great look from your service team. You try to for the last couple weeks, but we’ll see how it goes,” says Purdue’s defensive coordinator Nick Holt.

Malzahn also made it pretty obvious that Jarrett Stidham will be playing and starting in the game tomorrow afternoon despite declaring for the NFL draft.

“Around college football this day and time there is a lot of players that don’t play in certain bowl games for certain reasons, but we’re very fortunate to not have that happen to us and of course Jarrett being our quarterback for the last two years and our offensive leader, I think is very important to this game,” says Malzahn.

Kickoff is set for 12:30 central time between the Boilermakers and Tigers and will also be the first time that they meet on the gridiron.

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