Western Kentucky University football coach Jeff Brohm is a hot name in the college football coaching carousel.
Brohm, who has guided the Toppers to three straight bowl appearances in his first three years as a head coach, has been rumored to be one of the favorites for the opening at Purdue.
But WKUInsider.com can confirm that Purdue isn't the only opening Brohm is being considered for after his team beat Louisiana Tech 58-44 in the Conference USA championship game on Saturday in Bowling Green.
A source close to the situation told WKU Insider they expect Brohm's "phone to ring off the hook."
Another source said, "don't just focus on Purdue."
The 45-year-old Brohm is expecting to hear from Purdue and Baylor in the next 24 hours, while there could be other openings that would be attractive to the former University of Louisville signal caller. There has been speculation that Cincinnati could open this week where Brohm figures to be a top candidate.
After the win over Louisiana Tech, Brohm addressed the speculation. And one source told WKU Insider that Brohm staying in Bowling Green is "certainly a very viable option."
"I’m not a big self-promotion guy. I don’t get into all that," Brohm said. "I think I understand how the process works. A lot of times when your team does well, the head coach is going to get a lot of credit … People that know me know that I’ll do the right thing and do it the right way. But without question, this is a special place. To win (the Conference USA title) back-to-back means a lot.”
A former assistant under Bobby Petrino at Louisville and Western Kentucky, Brohm spent two years at Illinois as the quarterbacks coach under Ron Zook and then one season as the associate head coach for Petrino at WKU.
In his first season as a head coach, Brohm led Western Kentucky to an 8-5 record and a win on the Bahamas Bowl. Last season, the Toppers finished 12-2 - winning the Miami Beach Bowl - and cracked the Associated Press top 25.
With a new QB this season, WKU hasn't skipped a beat. The Toppers finished the regular-season at 9-3 with two of the losses coming to SEC opponents - Vanderbilt and No. 1 Alabama. A former Louisville and NFL quarterback, Brohm's offensive philosophies have the Hilltoppers ranked 13th nationally in total offense (505.8) and eighth in passing (329.8).
This story will be updated.