Western Kentucky’s Jeff Brohm will be Purdue’s new coach

After being considered for a number of the nation’s top head coaching vacancies, Western Kentucky head coach Jeff Brohm is reportedly set to leave the Hilltoppers to take over at Purdue.

Brohm met with Purdue and Baylor over the weekend, and informed Western Kentucky on Monday morning that he was taking the Boilermakers job.

Yahoo! Sports was first to report the news.

From the report:

Reports late last week of an impending deal between Purdue and Brohm were inaccurate, sources said. Purdue made a strong overture to Brohm on Saturday night after the Hilltoppers beat Louisiana Tech that helped win over its next coach.

“They’ve made a major commitment,” a source said.

Still, it wasn’t until after meeting with Baylor athletic director Mack Rhoades on Sunday and hearing from Cincinnati that Brohm made the decision to head to West Lafayette.

There is no word on whether Brohm will remain with the Hilltoppers through the Dec. 20 Boca Raton Bowl against Memphis or whether he will immediately begin his duties at Purdue.

Brohm has established Western Kentucky as one of the most dynamic offenses in the nation, while compiling a 30-10 record in three seasons.

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