Nov 9, 2013; West Point, NY, USA; Western Kentucky Hilltoppers wide receiver Willie McNeal (10) celebrates his touchdown with offensive lineman Forrest Lamp (76) and offensive lineman Cameron Clemmons (52) during the second half against the Army Black Knights at Michie Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports

Western Kentucky names Jeff Brohm to replace Bobby Petrino as head coach

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have named their new head coach.  They are going with Jeff Brohm to replace Bobby Petrino, who went back to Louisville.  If the name sounds familiar, it should.  Jeff was a quarterback at Louisville from 1989-1993 and was in the NFL until 2000 including being on the San Diego Chargers when they went to the Super Bowl.  He coached his younger brother, Brian Brohm, who also played quarterback for Louisville

Brohm was the offensive coordinator and assistant head coach of Western Kentucky under Petrino last season.  Brohm spent five years at Louisville as an assistant coach before spending time at Florida Atlantic, Illinois and the University of Alabama-Birmingham before going to Western Kentucky this past season.  Brohm’s focus has been on quarterbacks and the offensive side of the ball his entire career in coaching.

Brohm has had a few stints under Petrino, so it stands to reason that he is well versed in those offensive philosophies and can add them in to what he wants to do as a head coach.  The Hilltoppers had to plan for this eventuality that Petrino was leaving, so having Brohm there on staff should make it so they are not completely changing what they are doing and they can keep going with the success they have had.

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