Leave it to Drew Brees to point out Purdue’s influence in the LSU-Florida game.
The New Orleans Saints quarterback, who played for the Boilermakers from 1997-2000, chimed in with the tweet below before Austin Appleby’s Gators beat Danny Etling’s Tigers 16-10 on Saturday at Tiger Stadium.
Yes, Appleby and Etling are both former Purdue quarterbacks, and the storyline was well-known before the matchup.
Live it up, Purdue people. You have a right to claim a fingerprint on this result.
Two Purdue transfers starting against each other today.. Danny Etling at LSU and Austin Appleby at Florida. You're welcome SEC!
— Drew Brees (@drewbrees) November 19, 2016
Cut Purdue fans and alums some slack. They don’t have much else to cheer for these days. The Boilermakers are 3-8 after losing to Wisconsin 49-20 on Saturday. It marked their sixth consecutive loss in a forgettable season.
It’s easy to wonder how much better Purdue would be if either Appleby or Etling had remained with the Boilermakers. Regardless, it’s clear that both ended up in better situations.