Report: Purdue OC Brian Brohm reportedly a leading candidate for SEC opening
Coaching jobs across college football are starting to open, which means reckless speculation surrounding who will take over these positions.
One open spot is the Kentucky offensive coordinator position. This spot opened up when Wildcats head coach Mark Stoops fired offensive coordinator Eddie Gran and quarterbacks coach Darin Hinshaw. Now, there is talk of who Stoops can lure for the job. One report suggests that spot could be filled by a current Big Ten offensive coordinator.
That coordinator would be Purdue offensive coordinator Brian Brohm. He’s been with the Boilermakers for four years now, working alongside his brother, head coach Jeff Brohm. Another rumored name is Oregon offensive coordinator and former Penn State OC Joe Moorhead.
“Los Angeles Rams assistant quarterbacks coach Liam Coen and Purdue co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Brian Brohm are the leading candidates to lead the Kentucky offense moving forward, sources said.”
The FootballScoop report also said a decision is expected early in the week.
At first glance, this seems like a weird move for Brohm. He’s already an offensive coordinator at a power-5 program and he’s working with his brother. But if you look at it knowing Brohm’s background, it makes more sense.
Brohm is a native of Kentucky. He played high school football in Louisville and quarterbacked the Cardinals. He was the quarterback’s coach at Western Kentucky in 2016 prior to heading to West Lafayette.
This is just speculation at this point, but if Brohm does decide to leave, it would add to the intriguing openings already in the Big Ten. The most notable one currently being the head coaching spot at Illinois.