BOZICH | Jeff Brohm leaving Western Kentucky to coach Purdue
Jeff Brohm will leave Western Kentucky after three successful seasons to become the head football coach at Purdue.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- After leading the Western Kentucky football program to 30 wins in 40 games and back-to-back Conference USA titles, coach Jeff Brohm told his players on Monday morning that he is leaving WKU to become the head coach at Purdue.
Brohm will be named the Boilermakers' coach Monday during a 3 p.m. press conference in West Lafayette, Ind. His deal is reportedly worth $20 million and six seasons. Brohm will not coach the Hilltoppers in the Boca Raton Bowl against Memphis on Dec. 20. WKU athletic director Nick Holt will serve as interim coach.
With his dynamic offense and ability to win, Brohm talked to two other schools about their job openings -- Baylor and Cincinnati. But he settled on Purdue Monday morning. He will replace Darrell Hazell, who was fired mid-season. The Boilermakers open their 2017 season against the University of Louisville.
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