Brohm expects to return for senior season

After throwing for 341 yards and four touchdowns Saturday afternoon in a 48-17 win over UConn, Louisville junior quarterback Brian Brohm declared his intention to return for his senior season next year for the Cardinals.

After throwing for 341 yards and four touchdowns Saturday afternoon in a 48-17 win over UConn, Louisville junior quarterback Brian Brohm declared his intention to return for his senior season next year for the Cardinals.

Following another stellar performance, the 6-4, 220-pound Brohm told the local media during the Cardinals post-game press conference, his decision.

"I'm definitely expecting to be back (next season)," Brohm said. "So if anyone I talking about that, I expect to be back."

That news made Louisville coach Bobby Petrino a very happy man when he entered the press room moments after Brohm had broken the big news.

"I hadn't heard that he had said that," a giddy Petrino said when asked by a reporter about his reaction to Brohm's statements. "I was pretty sure that he would come back. He needs another year of staying healthy."

Brohm has led Louisville to a #6 BCS national ranking and a share of the program's first Big East title this season. Though he missed two games earlier this season with a thumb injury, Brohm has made a strong return, throwing for nearly 2,800 yards and 16 touchdowns, while completing 63 percent of his passes with only five interceptions.

"He's a great player," Petrino said. "And he's as tough as they come."


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