Brohm keeping NFL options open?

Despite telling local media that he expected to return next year for his senior season after Louisville's 48-17 win over UConn Saturday, it appears that the Cardinals junior quarterback Brian Brohm will keep his NFL draft options open and won't make a decision about his future until after the Orange Bowl against Wake Forest.

Brian Brohm said Sunday night that he'll keep his NFL options open and won't make a final decision on whether or not he'll return to Louisville for his senior season until after the Cardinals BCS bowl game against Wake Forest Jan. 2.

Like many of Louisville's talented juniors have done in recent years, including Jason Spitz and Michael Bush, Brohm will ask the NFL to evalate his draft stock before making a final decision about a return to U of L next season.

"I'll send in the early entry form to see what comes back and where I stand," Brohm said. "I definitely want to win a national championship, but you've got to see where you might be picked and weigh all your options to see what is the best thing to do."

That statement came just one day after the 6-4, 220-pound junior quarterback told reporters following Louisville's 48-17 win over Connecticut that he expected to be back at U of L for his senior season.

Brohm finished the 2006 season strong with back-to-back 300+ yard passing games against Pittsburgh and UConn, and another impressive performance against the ACC champs in the Orange Bowl could propel Brohm's draft stock significantly upward.

"That's what I have to do – decide what's best for me and I'll do that after the bowl game," he said.

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