Multiple media outlets are reporting that WKU offensive coordinator Jeff Brohm has been chosen to lead the Hilltopper's football team following the departure this week of coach Bobby Petrino for Louisville.
Brohm's promotion is expected to be made public as early as Friday morning.
The 42-year-old Brohm will become head coach for the first time in his football career. Last season, as an assistant under Petrino, WKU set a school record with eight wins in a Football Bowl Subdivision season and offensive yards with 5,502.
Petrino said Thursday that he believes Brohm is ready to become a head coach. He added that grooming Brohm for the higher position was one of the main recruiting points used to get Brohm to come to WKU in the first place.
If hired, Brohm will become the Hilltoppers' third coach in as many seasons and the fourth in the past six. He'll also become the third coach in the last four hired by WKU who doesn't have any prior head coaching experience.
Brohm is a Louisville native who played at Trinity High School and at the University of Louisville. He spent seven seasons playing professionally in the NFL as quarterback for five different teams.
He began his coaching career in 2004 when he joined the U of L staff as quarterbacks coach . By the 2008 season, he was the offensive coordinator. He took coaching positions at Florida Atlantic, Illinois, Alabama-Birmingham and at WKU over the next five years.