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Purdue Picks Brohm, UC Candidate Pool Shrinks

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With reports indicating Jeff Brohm will take the job at Purdue, UC’s list of candidates has gotten shorter.

NCAA Football: Vanderbilt at Western Kentucky Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Reports have surfaced that indicate Western Kentucky’s Jeff Brohm will become the next head coach of the Purdue Boilermakers.

Brohm was one of several candidates that had been linked to Cincinnati following the resignation of Tommy Tuberville on Sunday. Brohm spent the last three seasons leading Western Kentucky to great success. The Hilltoppers are 30-10 during Brohm’s time with the team, including back-to-back 10 win seasons, the latest being this year’s 10-3 mark, which earned them a spot in the Boca Raton Bowl on Dec. 20 against Memphis. WKU also won the Conference USA championship last season, going 12-2 overall and 8-0 in conference play, and winning its second bowl game under Brohm.

Assuming these reports are true, UC’s list of candidates just shrunk by one, as Brohm was largely considered an early favorite for the open position. However, that might end up being a good thing as there is now one less job out there for UC to compete with. In essence, if you’re hoping for Western Michigan’s P.J. Fleck or someone like that, having Purdue’s job filled increases UC’s chances of getting said candidate.