Western Kentucky coach Jeff Brohm will reportedly meet with Baylor about its head coaching vacancy on Sunday, according to Yahoo Sports’ Pat Forde.
Brohm, who recently guided the Hilltoppers to a Conference USA Championship Saturday, is believed to be one of three candidates that will be interviewed for the position. This an interesting development given Purdue’s interest in Brohm. The Hilltoppers coach has been described as an attractive fit to replace Darrell Hazell as the coach at Purdue.
ESPN’s Dan Dakich seemed to confirm that the Boilermakers shared that sentiment on Friday, tweeting that Brohm becoming Purdue’s coach was “doneish.”
Not declaring it "done" yet but Jeff Brohm to Purdue is doneish(is that a word). Press conference Monday I'm hearing
— Dan Dakich (@dandakich) December 2, 2016
However, Dakich’s report was refuted by WDRB-Lousville’s Rick Bozich that same day. Bozich reported that sources told him that Brohm moving to Purdue “is 100 percent not true.”
“It’s completely false,” an anonymous source said. “There is no deal with Purdue.”
It appears evident, though, that Brohm is at least a candidate for Purdue’s head coaching vacancy. Forde reported that the athletic department has shown “some interest.” And why wouldn’t it? Brohm is 30-10 at Western Kentucky and has won back-to-back conference titles.
Meanwhile, the Boilermakers went 9-33 in three-plus seasons under Hazell, leading to his dismissal on Oct. 16. The athletic department’s search for a new coach has proceeded since, but it hasn’t resulted in a deal yet. Former LSU head coach Les Miles is reportedly no longer a candidate. USA Today’s Dan Wolken also reported this week that Western Michigan coach P.J. Fleck isn’t expected to interview for the job.