Drew Brees, Purdue interim assistant, previously rehabbed his shoulder at LSU

Drew Brees is a household name in Louisiana sports. It’s hard to find many guys who are as beloved in a single state.

However, Brees will be opposite of LSU’s sideline on Monday as he helps coach Purdue in the bowl game.

Brees spoke at his Citrus Bowl press conference and was asked about any relationship he developed with LSU. He revealed he rehabbed his shoulder at LSU following surgery in Baton Rouge.

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Brees had more high praise for LSU when talking about what a win would mean for Purdue.

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Brees was a three-year starter for the Boilermakers from 1998-00. He led the Big Ten in passing yards and touchdowns in all three seasons. He led the NCAA in total yards twice and finished fourth in Heisman voting in 1999 and third in 2000.

Brees arrived in New Orleans in 2006 after beginning his career with the Chargers. He led the Saints to a Super Bowl in 2009 and led the NFL in passing yards on seven occasions.

Brees’ presence likely comes as a lot of help to a Purdue team that will be without a few of its coaches and some of its best players on Monday.

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