Purdue’s Brohm shoots down Tennessee coaching rumors The flirtation between Jeff Brohm and Tennessee is over. Or, did it even start?. Regardless, Brohm remains Purdue’s head coach and Tennessee is still looking for somebody – anybody – to replace Butch Jones. It wont be Brohm. Wednesday was a crazy day in college footballs coaching carousel, one that dragged Brohm and Purdue into the merry go around for about four hours of unconfirmed reports saying the program’s first-year coach was headed to Knoxville for a ton of cash. Rollercoasters are usually the Brohm family ride of choice at amusement parks but Purdue fans had to feel they were sitting in the front car for most of Wednesday. Throughout the day as radio stations and Internet sites that cover the Volunteers proclaimed Brohm to be the savior of Rocky Top, the man who guided the Boilermakers to a 6-6 record was visiting his own recruits. Yes, Brohm was working – for Purdue, the school that signed him to a six-year contract worth about $20 million nearly one year ago. If Brohm did have more than just a casual conversation with Tennessee, expect those numbers to increase with a future contract extension. It was likely going to happen anyway, even if another school didn’t show any interest. Based on the early returns of his first season, Brohm – and his coaching staff – have earned a boost. . Still, the speculation forced 2018 commitment Elijah Ball of Ben Davis to text Brohm about the rumors. “Hey coach are you really leaving” Ball asked Brohm at 1:16 p. , according to screenshot he tweeted. com and footballscoop. com reported Brohm was Tennessee’s next target to lead the school’s football program. Tennessee was prepared to name Greg Schiano its coach over the weekend, but the backlash from donors and social media based on Schianos history at Penn State and the Jerry Sandusky scandal forced the school to move in another direction. Up next was Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy, who reportedly turned down a seven-year deal worth around $42 million. That brings us to Wednesday afternoon. While Twitter overloaded on Brohm hot takes – he wasn’t good enough in the eyes of most Tennessee fans because he coached at Purdue to the Louisville native was ready to overtake Nick Saban at Alabama and control the Southeastern Conference – the 46-year old was in Kentucky. He was at Christian County High School in Hopkinsville along with co-defensive coordinator Nick Holt. They visited 2018 defensive back commitment Cory Trice Jr. , who proceeded to tweet out a picture of Brohm and Holt. On Thursday morning, Brohm is scheduled to be at Curtis High School in Staten Island, New York. He’ll visit 2018 receiver commitment Amad Anderson, according to his father, Amad Anderson, Sr. , who confirmed to the Journal & Courier Brohm’s appearance. Unless Brohm was revealing a side of his character we’ve yet to see, the whole Tennessee situation didn’t add up. It doesn’t mean there wasn’t mutual interest or even dialogue at some point. Tennessee would be foolish not to reach out but the school and the state of the football program dont fit Brohms personality. He will be courted again as long as he continues to have success with the Boilermakers. An improved football program and coaching speculation every season go hand-in-hand at a place like Purdue, which isn’t viewed in the national landscape as a destination job. Next time, just stick to the real rollercoasters.