Purdue coach Jeff Brohm addressed the death of Joe Tiller during his Monday press conference.
We’ll get out of your way and let you read his full comments because they’re worth your time:
“I remember growing up and watching the Purdue teams play in his days, and it was an exciting brand of football. It was a little bit different than maybe some of the other teams in the Big Ten and they found a way to win. I think that his blue-collar approach, working hard to improve his team, to find ways to win, anyway or avenue he can, doing things the right way, treating people with respect, demanding respect of his players and vice versa, then giving it back; I think he was really a legend in the coaching profession, and he’s somebody that everyone should try to mold themselves after.
I think the best offenses you’re going to see are offenses that are creative and are trying to be ahead of the curve, and I think without question, that’s something that Coach Tiller was able to do. He brought in some good players to run that offense and to run his style of play, and it definitely was an exciting brand that people liked to watch and very productive and got him wins, and that’s really what it’s all about.
I think since then, people have tried to replicate that to a certain degree and rightfully so. But I think it’s important in today’s age to try to, you know, put your own blueprint down, but definitely realize when you can do things the normal way or when you’re going to be a little bit different. I think sometimes important to study the history of football and then try to adapt it to your style, and really it’s about scoring points, moving the chains and getting wins.”
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