Jeff Brohm is 'clear cut' top choice for Louisville, according to report
Jeff Brohm’s name is going to be in a lot of conversations over the next several weeks regarding the recent head coaching vacancy at Louisville.
On Sunday, Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports reported that Louisville fired head coach Bobby Petrino following the team’s 2-8 start to the season, which included an 0-7 record in ACC play.
Stadium’s Brett McMurphy also reported on Petrino’s firing and spoke with Louisville athletic director Vince Tyra about the decision. The AD says that he didn’t believe much was going to change with the current leadership in place.
“I did not have the confidence that it was going to happen next season without a change and it needs to start happening now,” Tyra told McMurphy.
According to McMurphy, Purdue head coach and former UL quarterback Jeff Brohm is the “clear cut No. 1 choice,” to replace Petrino.
Louisville AD Vince Tyra on firing Bobby Petrino: “I did not have the confidence that it was going to happen next season without a change & it needs to start happening now.” Source told @WatchStadium Purdue’s Jeff Brohm, a UL grad, is “clear cut No. 1 choice” of Cards
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) November 11, 2018
Brohm has resurrected a lifeless Purdue program in just two short seasons. After a four-year run with a 9-39 record, the Boilermakers finished the 2017 season with a 7-6 record, which included a win in the Foster Farms Bowl over Arizona.
This year, the Boilers have notched wins over three ranked opponents, including No. 2 Ohio State. They also defeated Boston College and Iowa at home.
Purdue is currently 5-5 on the season.
Brohm was a quarterback at Louisville from 1989-1993, posting a 15-10 record as a starter. He was 9-3 in his final season with the Cardinals.
Following his playing career, Brohm returned to Louisville where he served on staff from 2003-2008. He had roles as the quarterbacks coach, the associate head coach and offensive coordinator while with the program.
In 2014, Brohm landed his first head coaching job at Western Kentucky, taking over for Petrino. In three years with the Hilltoppers, he posted a 30-10 record, reached three bowl games and won two Conference USA titles.
Brohm was hired at Purdue in December 2016. In his two seasons, he’s posted a 12-11 record, including an 8-8 mark in B1G games.