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GOLD AND BLACK ILLUSTRATED VOLUME 28, ISSUE 1 12 First Show Sept. 1 Special guests, analysis and more 2 P.M. FRIDAYS Gold and Black LIVE featuring the staff of Interactive live video-stream sports talk show — ask questions, chat with other fans! For schedule visit the college page on Trent Johnson, Agent The Louisville community so embraced the Brohm fam- ily — first Oscar, an all-state high school quarterback at powerhouse Flaget High School before moving on to quar- terback U of L, then his son Greg starting the Trinity wave that moved to Jeff and youngest Brian — that the people who were full-throated yelling with every touchdown throw, every catch, every victory may as well have been related. Really, the Brohms kind of saw it that way anyway. "My mom, my dad, they had big families, so everybody kind of knew us growing up," Greg Brohm said. "We were part of the community. That means as much as anything because I think even though we had fans in the stands, it felt like we had friends in the stands when they were watching us. They weren't just fans of the team, they were our friends. You thought they had your back, even if you didn't play well. You thought they would back you." Maybe that won't exactly be the makeup in the stands on Sept. 2 at Lucas Oil Stadium. There definitely will be a horde of folks clad in Louis- ville red, donning gear with the menacing, teeth-gritted Cardinal logo, perched on their seats for every ooh-and- ahh-inducing move Heisman-winning quarterback Lamar Jackson pulls. But the opponent in that season-opening, primetime game is Purdue. And it's on those sidelines where the sons of Louisville's past will be. Red now is the color the Brohms can't be caught wear- ing. Not with how deeply the rivalry with Indiana runs. But they're still the same guys, the good-natured, down- to-earth Brohm boys, reputation earned not just for their athletic prowess growing up in the Highview/Fern Creek neighborhood but for their character and humility. Whether those Louisville fans let slip a hard clap if Da- vid Blough, under the direction of quarterback coach Brian Brohm, throws a TD pass after a masterful play call by Jeff Brohm with chief of staff Greg Brohm watching from the sidelines — and, probably, Oscar, too, assuming he can snag a field pass — could be the real storyline. It'll likely happen. It has to. What with how much that family means to the city. "In Louisville, their name is synonymous with football. They are the first family of football in Louisville. No doubt about it," said Shawn Freibert, who grew up in Louisville and is a friend of the family. "Around these parts, that name means everything. … Their whole family has always been just terrific people, in- volved with the game and in all sports. They're a very ath- letic family."

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