Louisville Football: Jeff Brohm Reportedly to be Named Next Head Coach
The college football head coaching hot stove is already off and running. Louisville fired head coach Bobby Petrino and Maryland has parted ways with D.J. Durkin. Both were for differing circumstances but the moves were made nonetheless.
Per a tweet from Dan Dakich, Louisville is slated to name Purdue head coach Jeff Brohm as its next head coach. According to Dakich, the move is set to place the Monday after the conclusion of the regular season, November 26th.
Breaking News…Jeff Brohm will be announced as The University of Louisville Head Football Coach on Monday November 26th according to my sources…
— Dan Dakich (@dandakich) 15 November 2018
Dakich is a college hoops reporter and a radio personality in Indianapolis.
Once Louisville pulled the trigger on Petrino, Brohm was obviously going to be the favorite for the job. He was a high school star in Louisville. Brohm starred on the gridiron for the Cardinals. There probably isn’t a more natural fit for him as a head coach.
However, he is in the middle of building a nice program at Purdue. The Boilermakers knocked off then #2 Ohio State earlier in the season. The Big Ten West is certainly an easier division to win than the ACC Atlantic. There is no Clemson in the B1G West (no offense Wisconsin).
If he does leave, I have no doubt that he can re-elevate Louisville back to a top-ten level.
WHO ELSE MAY TAKE THE JOB
Listen, I am not saying I don’t believe the report. Until someone else takes the job, I believe that Jeff Brohm will be the nest head coach of the Louisville Cardinals. But for the sake of arguments, who else could take the job?
Neal Brown, Troy
Brown is a Kentucky native. He is a Mike Leach, Air Raid disciple. The Trojans offense is high scoring. He would be a logical fit.
Scott Satterfield, Appalachian State
Satterfield has done a remarkable job at App State. The Mountaineers are consistently one of the best teams in the Sun Belt. They came so close to knocking off Penn State in the opener.
Brent Venables, Clemson
The question becomes; at what point does Venables want to run his own program. His recruiting would be great. Venables defense would be great. If you believe in the opposites approach, a guy like Venables would be that. He is nothing like Bobby Petrino.
So only time will tell if Jeff Brohm is truly the next Louisville head man. Until the press conference, let’s take a wait-and-see approach.
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