Less than 24 hours after Tennessee failed to land Oklahoma State Head Coach Mike Gundy, the Vols coaching search becomes Purdue's head coach, Jeff Brohm. On Wednesday morning, Football Scoop reported that Tennessee is focusing its efforts on him. Chris Low of ESPN reported that Brohm "had conversations with Tennessee officials."
Source: Tennessee will close in an agreement with Purdue coach Jeff Brohm. UT interviewed Chad Morris of SMU last night, but apparently UT is in favor of Brohm.
– Jimmy Hyams (@JimmyHyams) November 29, 2017
Brohm has experience as a trainer in the area. The first badistant coach job for the former Louisville badistant was at Western Kentucky, where he led the Hilltoppers to three straight wins, and compiled a 30-10 record there.
Brohm is known for his high power offenses, evident in Year 1 in Purdue and during his last season in WKU:
The West Kentucky Hilltoppers that former XFL QB Brohm coached presented some amazing numbers in the offensive. Despite not having a highly qualified talent, even for Conference USA, they won 11-3 in general and 7-1 in their conference, thanks in large part to an offensive that ranks 14th in S & P + and No. 1 in scoring (45.5 points per game). 19659006] Starting quarterback Mike White threw 416 pbades for 4,363 yards (10.49 yards per attempt), with 37 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Hilltoppers leader Anthony Wales received 237 carries that yielded 1,621 yards to 6.8 yards per carry, with 27 touchdowns. WR's body included two that exceeded 1,000 yards, with Taywan Taylor and Nicholas Norris combining for more than 3,000 yards and 31 touchdown receptions between them.
It was an explosive, balanced and fast offensive that blew up all the defenses of the calendar. , except for a fragmentation unit at the University of Alabama.
The offense comes from the school of Bobby Petrino, a former boss of Brohm. Each game has layers of distraction and options, real or decoy, that divide the attention and the leverage of the defense before reaching the weak points.
Prior to his WKU period, Brohm trained offensive personnel at the UAB, Florida Atlantic and Louisville. Brohm is also available financially, especially if Tennessee wants to wait a week. According to the Journal and Courier the purchase of Brohm is reduced from $ 5 to $ 4 million if it goes after December 5.
Here's the Tennessee blog Take Rocky Top Talk:  We've completed the circle here in Brohm. He was the popular name when Butch Jones was beginning to collapse, but Purdue got cold in the middle of the season. Brohm finished 6-6, which is a huge success considering the fact that Purdue won only three games in 2016. The change is underway, but do you feel comfortable hiring a man without seeing a finished product? Remember, this was a guy who followed Bobby Petrino and Willie Taggart in Western Kentucky.
After seven years playing for the NFL teams, he was arrested by the Orlando Rage. It was there in 2001 when his interview went viral:
The video that stalks Jeff Brohm wherever he goes was filmed moments before an XFL game in 2001, the only year of that league's existence. Brohm was Orlando Rage's quarterback, an NFL veteran looking to continue playing after a seven-year NFL season.
Brohm had received a brutal blow to the head in his last game, and he was sick, and he was giving a side interview just before he started rage anyway. When asked how he was playing six days after that head shot, Brohm rhetorically asked if he had a pulse and was expressionless. "Yes I know". Let's play soccer, "and walked away, the crowd went wild:
When Brohm took the job at Purdue last December, after three years and a record 30-10 at the helm of Western Kentucky, the marketing team Boilermakers circulated a #LetsPlayFootball hashtag.
Low adds that he is also considering Auburn defensive coordinator Kevin Steele and SMU head coach Chad Morris.
– Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) November 29 of 2017
We will keep you informed of any Brohm to Tennessee rumors that may arise during the day.