— Purdue Football (@BoilerFootball) December 8, 2016
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - New Purdue head football coach Jeff Brohm has been in high demand for radio interviews in his first week-plus on the job.
So, among the myriad list of to do’s in the early going of his tenure, the amiable Brohm has carved out time to talk with members of the Fourth Estate nationwide.
Brohm was tabbed by Tom Fornelli of CBS Sports as his No. 1 college football coaching hire in the Power Five this offseason.
Brohm was hired Dec. 5 as the 36th full-time head football coach in Purdue history. He came to the Boilermakers from Western Kentucky University, where he compiled a remarkable 30-10 overall record (.750 winning percentage), including a 19-5 Conference USA mark (.792), from 2014 to 2016. The Hilltoppers were league champions in 2015 and 2016, the first back-to-back titles as an FBS member in school history. They won the 2014 Bahamas Bowl (49-48 over Central Michigan) and the 2015 Miami Beach Bowl (45-35 over Miami, Fla.) and will play in the 2016 Boca Raton Bowl on Dec. 20.
The Hilltoppers averaged 44.6 points, 356.6 passing yards and 526.2 yards of total offense per game under Brohm and ranked in the top 10 nationally in scoring offense (No. 6 in 2014, No. 3 in 2015 and No. 2 in 2016), passing offense (No. 2 in 2014, No. 4 in 2015 and No. 5 in 2016) and total offense (No. 4 in 2014, No. 9 in 2015 and No. 7 in 2016) each of his three seasons.