Report: Jeff Brohm expected to replace Bobby Petrino as Western Kentucky head coach

Thursday January 9th, 2014

Jeff Brohm (Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Jeff Brohm (left) coached his younger brother, Brian (right), during his time at Louisville. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Jeff Brohm, who was on Bobby Petrino's staff at Louisville, will replace Petrino as the head coach at Western Kentucky after serving as the Hilltoppers' offensive coordinator last season, according to Steven Godfrey of SB Nation.

Western Kentucky's university president said earlier that Brohm was the leading candidate and that he would be interviewed on Thursday, according to a report from the Courier-Journal's Michael Grant.

Brohm, a Louisville native who played for the Cardinals, spent seven years as a backup quarterback in the NFL with six different teams. He began his coaching career with Louisville's arena league team before being hired by Petrino to be his quarterbacks coach in 2003.

The 42-year-old was promoted to offensive coordinator by Steve Kragthorpe in 2008 and then took jobs at Florida Atlantic (2009), Illinois (2010-11) and UAB (2012) prior to landing at Western Kentucky. Petrino was named Louisville's new head coach on Thursday.

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