Hilltoppers won a second consecutive Conference USA Championship on Saturday

Western Kentucky Athletic Director Todd Stewart talks Jeff Brohm, Hilltoppers league title.

The Jeff Brohm era will long be remembered as one of the most successful stretches for Western Kentucky football.  Heck, the program has been playing on the gridiron for 97 years and its never accomplished a few of the things that Brohm's HIlltoppers enjoyed.

Back-to-back conference titles.  Back-to-back double-digit win seasons.  A plethora of offensive records broken.

A Louisville native who starred at quarterback for the hometown Cardinals and played professionally for eight seasons before joining the coaching ranks.  His coaching resume includes time mentoring under Howard Schnellenberger, Bobby Petrino and others.  Following one season as an assistant on Petrino's staff at WKU, Brohm was given his first opportunity to be a head coach by athletic director Todd Stewart in 2014.

Nearing the completion of this third season on The Hill, Brohm guided the Hilltoppers to a 58-44 win over Louisiana Tech to claim the league's title for a second consecutive season.  That win raised his career record to 30-10.

"I couldn't have a better situation than having Jeff Brohm as our head coach," said Stewart.

Just as was the case during the final stages of last season's 10-2 campaign, a number of Power 5 programs expressed an interest in hiring him away to guide their programs.

Following the team's win at Houchens-Smith Stadium and speculation rising about Brohm's future, WKU Athletic Director Todd Stewart said that he had yet to be contacted by another program.

"Jeff has been very open and honest, and candid about everything,"  he said, crediting Brohm will remaining focused on preparing his team and avoiding the possible pitfalls of such distractions.

"He kept our focus on our team and our players."

In kind, Stewart, who added that Brohm "deserves" the attention and opportunities that are certain to come his way, kept the attention on the team's victory and his appreciation for growth of the program.

"Our program has come a long, long way in the last six or seven years and there have been a number of people that have played a role in that," he said.  "But, I truly believe that no one has played a greater role in elevating our program than Jeff Brohm."

WKU will announce its bowl destination on Sunday at 2:30p.m.


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