Purdue lands Western Kentucky’s Jeff Brohm as head coach

Dec 3, 2016; Bowling Green, KY, USA; Western Kentucky Hilltoppers head coach Jeff Brohm reacts at press conference after the CUSA championship game against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs  at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. Western Kentucky won 58-44. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

The Purdue coaching whirlwind has come to a hold. The Boilermakers have their man.

Monday morning, several sources were reporting that Purdue would name Western Kentucky’s Jeff Brohm as the next leader of the program.

Brohm was a popular name in the Purdue coaching search, along with P.J. Fleck, Les Miles and Skip Holtz.

Though he was expected to be high on Purdue’s list, some concern around West Lafayette heightened when Brohm’s name surfaced around Baylor. As it was reported, though, athletic director Mike Bobinski and the University appear to have made a significant financial commitment to the highly-desired head coach.

Brohm was 30-10 in three seasons at Western Kentucky. The Hilltoppers were 12-2 in 2015 and went 8-0 in Conference USA.

Brohm has become well-known for his highly-efficient passing attack. That appeal struck close to home for Purdue as it grew accustomed to that “basketball on grass” offense run in the Joe Tiller era from 1997-2008.

Purdue fired Darrell Hazell earlier this year after a 9-33 record in three-and-a-half seasons of work.

A press conference at 3 PM is expected from West Lafayette.


Photo Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports


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