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Report: Tennessee will hire Jeff Brohm as their next head coach

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Solid hire.

NCAA Football: Purdue at Missouri Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE (2:42 PM, 11/29/17): Multiple reports have refuted this report from Hyams. We have a running tracker going here.

Volquest.com is reporting that Tennessee moved on from Brohm. It is still unclear what happened.


The most interesting coaching search of all time is over — reportedly. The Tennessee Volunteers “will soon announce the hiring of Jeff Brohm,” according to Jimmy Hyams.

Of course, this can’t just be drama free. There are some conflicting reports out there which we are monitoring.

Hyams is sticking to his report.

ESPN’s Chris Low says otherwise.

We have a running tracker on Brohm going here. What a mess.


Brohm was 6-6 is his one season at Purdue. He was in year one of a total rebuild, following Purdue’s 3-9 season in 2016. Brohm was at Western Kentucky before that, where he followed Willie Taggart and Bobby Petrino. He went 30-10 during his time with the Hilltoppers.

He is 46 years old. Head coaching experience seemed to be a must for this search for John Currie and the Tennessee decision makers. Brohm fit that criteria, with four seasons as a head coach.


Background

Brohm spent seven seasons as a backup quarterback in the NFL and played one season in the XFL. He attended Louisville, where he started at quarterback in 1992 and 1993.

He returned to Louisville after his playing career was over, holding multiple assistant roles. Brohm was a quarterbacks coach, assistant head coach, passing game coordinator and offensive coordinator during his six year stint at Louisville.

Brohm coached quarterbacks at FAU, UAB and Illinois before landing the offensive coordinator job at Western Kentucky under Petrino. He was promoted to head coach when Petrino left for Louisville. After three successful seasons as the head coach at Western Kentucky, Brohm bolted for the Purdue job.