UPDATE: Another Baylor coaching target out of mix

MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 21: Head coach Jeff Brohm of the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers looks on during the 2015 Miami Beach Bowl against the South Florida Bulls at Marlins Park on December 21, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
(Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Purdue officially announced that it has hired Western Kentucky’s Jeff Brohm, who had been a candidate for Baylor’s opening.

EARLIER: Western Kentucky’s Jeff Brohm has accepted the Purdue job. That’s according to multiple reports.

Baylor had talked to Brohm, who led his team to consecutive Conference USA titles, about its opening over the weekend.

Brohm, the former NFL journeyman quarterback, had emerged as a top name for several openings, including Baylor, Purdue and Cincinnati. He runs a wide-open offense, which was appealing to a program like Baylor.

Baylor officials also had talked with SMU’s Chad Morris and inquired about hiring Houston’s Tom Herman before Herman took the Texas job.

Other Baylor coaching options include California’s Sonny Dykes and two former Bears assistants, Tulsa’s Phil Montgomery and Syracuse’s Dino Babers. Both worked for former coach Art Briles, who was fired May 26th. Montgomery left Baylor for Tulsa in December, 2014, and Babers took a job as head coach at Eastern Illinois in December, 2011. Babers also was an offensive coordinator at Texas A&M in 2001-02.

Dykes is a Texas Tech graduate and also runs an up tempo offense. His dad, Spike Dykes, is a Red Raiders coaching icon.

CORRECTION: This story has been updated to say that Purdue has hired Jeff Brohm.




Author: Staff Writer

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