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Purdue coach shares spring football plan

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Purdue coach Jeff Brohm believes football can be played safely this spring and again next fall if university presidents and medical teams agree.

On Thursday, two days after the Big Ten postponed fall sports, Brohm released a detailed, seven-page proposal that calls for an eight-game season in the spring and a 10-game season next fall, a reduction in padded practices and a months-long break from the sport between seasons.

"I always thought we (the conference) should have had a backup spring plan ready. I was frustrated they didn't," he told The Associated Press during a telephone interview. "There are going to be some people that maybe don't agree with it. But at the same time, if we really play want to play football then let's make this season work."

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