Things have gotten interesting since the initial report of Jeff Brohm to Tennessee by Jimmy Hyams. Purdue reporters and just about everyone in the national media have pushed back on this tweet.
Tennessee will soon announce the hiring of Purdue coach Jeff Brohm after going 6-6 this year. Brohm was 30-10 at Western Kentucky. Buyout is $5 million, drops to $4 million Dec 5. Still owes Purdue about $750k for leaving WKY.— Jimmy Hyams (@JimmyHyams) November 29, 2017
It appears that there have been discussions with Brohm and Tennessee, but he’s been on the road today recruiting. Follow all of the happenings here. We’ll update this post as the news rolls in.
UPDATE: John Brice reports that Brohm has not told Tennessee no officially, but he didn’t agree to the new terms of the deal. Apparently Chancellor Davenport and Currie were not on the same page.
UPDATE: Dan Wolken says Currie has been in North Carolina the whole time!
While all the talk has been Brohm, Tennessee AD John Currie has been in North Carolina interviewing multiple candidates today, Im told. Brohm wasn’t one of them.— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) November 29, 2017
UPDATE: Volquest.com says Tennessee has moved on from Brohm.
With @Brent_Hubbs, Tennessee moves on from Jeff Brohm and turns focus toward others. https://t.co/IdntthurMr— Jesse Simonton (@JesseReSimonton) November 29, 2017
UPDATE: UT source says the Clay Travis tweet is false.
A University of Tennessee source with direct knowledge of the situation tells me that the tweet from Clay Travis is "absolutely not true at all...No truth at all."— David Cobb (@DavidWCobb) November 29, 2017
UPDATE: Clay Travis reports this, which is just shocking if true.
I am told that UT AD John Currie made an offer to Jeff Brohm that Brohm accepted. Currie then asked the chancellor to approve the offer — buyout included — and chancellor said no. So Currie went back to Brohm with lesser offer and Brohm said no. So here we are.— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) November 29, 2017
UPDATE: From Football Scoop...
The chatter from coaches across the land over the past two hours has been that Jeff Brohm is more likely to agree to a new contract at Purdue than to jump to Tennessee at this time.
UPDATE: Feldman says nothing is imminent.
SOURCE: Nothing is imminent regarding a #Tennessee coaching hire. Reports that a deal is almost done w/ #Purdue coach Jeff Brohm are not accurate.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) November 29, 2017
UPDATE: Here’s the latest update from Chris Low.
Told by both sides that no deal is in place between Tennessee and Purdue's Jeff Brohm and not close to being done at this point, although there have been discussions.— Chris Low (@ClowESPN) November 29, 2017
UPDATE: Hyams is sticking to his guns.
@JimmyHyams reporting Tennessee has found its next head football coach... pic.twitter.com/zKtJmlfr5s— Bob Ley (@BobLeyESPN) November 29, 2017
Purdue University football coach Jeff Brohm was at Christian County High School today to visit 2018 commit Cory Trice. According to Trice, Brohm said he’s not leaving the Boilermakers for Tennessee. https://t.co/TKmPnJIn9L— Chris Jung (@ChrisJungKNE) November 29, 2017
A Purdue spokesperson told a reporter this morning that Brohm hadn't even spoken to Tennessee. This story is amazing. https://t.co/sY2wOnLYCi— Ben Kercheval (@BenKercheval) November 29, 2017
We will keep you posted on the latest.