Tennessee may have its next primary target in its search for the program’s next coach.
According to ESPN’s Chris Low, the Vols are turning their focus toward Purdue coach Jeff Brohm, who just finished his first season with the Boilermakers. Low reports that Brohm has had discussions with Tennessee officials.
The Vols have also reached out to Auburn defensive coordinator Kevin Steele and had phone conversations with SMU coach Chad Morris on Tuesday night, according to Low.
Brohm is a former Louisville quarterback who played for the Cardinals from 1989-93. He coached at Louisville as an assistant from 2003-08. He also served as an assistant at Florida Atlantic, Illinois and UAB, prior to being the head coach at Western Kentucky from 2014-16.
It was reported by SEC Country’s Mike Griffith on Tuesday night that Brohm and Morris were the likely next two targets for Tennessee. Either way, the next Vols coach will be expected to improve the team’s offense.
Since Butch Jones’ firing, Tennessee has had several targets for its coaching vacancy. Public backlash prevented a deal with Greg Schiano from going through, while Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy and Duke’s David Cutcliffe have reportedly turned down the job.
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