Louisville's 2017 season-opener against Purdue at Lucas Oil Stadium just got a bit more interesting, as the Boilermakers are set to name former Cardinal quarterback and assistant Jeff Brohm their new head coach. Yahoo's Pat Forde was the first to break the news.
Brohm went 30-10 in three seasons after taking over for Bobby Petrino at Western Kentucky in 2014. He led the Hilltoppers to back-to-back Conference USA championships and wins in the Miami Beach Bowl and the Bahamas Bowl. WKU is set to face Memphis in the Boca Raton Bowl later this month.
Kentucky's "High School Player of the Decade" for the 1980's, Brohm became one of the highest-profile recruits ever to sign with Louisville when he did so following his senior season at Trinity High School. He was voted team MVP in both 1992 and 1993, when he led the Cardinals to a 9-3 record and an 18-7 win over Michigan State in the Liberty Bowl.
After a seven-year career in the NFL, Brohm played one season in the short-lived XFL before beginning his life as a coach. He joined the staff at Louisville in 2003, where he remained until becoming a casualty of the Steve Kragthorpe debacle in 2008. He then jumped from Florida Atlantic to Illinois to UAB before landing on Petrino's staff at Western in 2013.
Reports indicate that Jeff's brother Brian, also a former Louisville quarterback, is expected to join his staff at Purdue. A press conference in Bowling Green is expected to take place later today.
After he starts 0-1, I hope Jeff has all the success in the world at Purdue.