Report: Tennessee closing in on a deal with Purdue’s Jeff Brohm

Gridiron Now’s Jimmy Hyams reported Wednesday the University of Tennessee is closing in on a deal to make Purdue’s Jeff Brohm its next head coach.

Brohm is in his first year as head coach at Purdue after spending four seasons at Western Kentucky.

Tennessee is looking to replace Butch Jones, who was dismissed midseason. 

Tennessee closed in on a deal with Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano on Sunday, but fan protests on campus and angry social media messages caused the university to back out.

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