Western Kentucky has promoted offensive coordinator Jeff Brohm to head football coach following the departure of Bobby Petrino. After leading the Hilltoppers football program for one season, Petrino accepted the head coaching position at Louisville earlier this week.
Brohm is a long time assistant coach, having worked at UAB, Illinios, Florida Atlantic, and Louisville. He will pilot WKU into its first year of Conference USA competition in 2014.
In a related story, Petrino hired UAB head coach Garrick McGee to be his offensive coordinator at Louisville. In two seasons with the Blazers, McGee recorded at overall record of 5-19.
According to various outlets, candidates to replace McGee include Jacksonville State head coach Bill Clark, former Mississippi head coach Houston Nut, and North Texas associate head coach Mike Canals.