Purdue lands Western Kentucky's Jeff Brohm as head coach
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.
Y sources: Western Kentucky's Jeff Brohm has accepted an offer to be the next football coach at Purdue. Story to come.
— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) December 5, 2016
SOURCE: Jeff Brohm is the next coach at Purdue. Just met with his team at Western Kentucky.
— Pete Thamel (@SIPeteThamel) December 5, 2016
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 5, 2016
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.