CBS Sports: Purdue’s Jeff Brohm was best Power Five coaching hire

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There might’ve been Purdue fans upset that the Boilermakers didn’t land P.J. Fleck or Les Miles.

Jeff Brohm might not have been the most-well known name nationally, but those who watched him at Western Kentucky liked what they saw.

How much?

Well, CBS Sports’ Tom Fornelli dubbed Brohm the best Power Five hire in college football this offseason.¬†That’s right. Fornelli ranked it as a better hire than Tom Herman, Willie Taggart and Ed Orgeron.

The argument for Brohm is that he’s the best fit in his situation. As Fornelli explained, Brohm will bring an explosive offense that’s exciting for fans and tough to defend. Perhaps as much as any Power Five program right now, Purdue lacks high-energy excitement. That’s what Brohm figures to bring.

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He also made the Joe Tiller comparison, which might not have ended well, but it kept Purdue competitive for a number of years. At this point, just getting back to that level would be a major victory for the Boilermakers.

The question now is whether or not Brohm will be able to boost Purdue’s lackluster recruiting efforts in the midwest. He and new rival Tom Allen will certainly bring contrasting¬†areas of expertise to their respective Indiana programs.

If Fornelli is right, Purdue will be back to B1G relevancy before long.

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