Report: Moorhead interviewed for Purdue job

Former Western Kentucky headman Jeff Brohm will be the next coach at Purdue. But had Brohm passed the job up, Penn State offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead was reportedly the next man in line.

According to Pete DiPrimio of the News-Sentinel, Moorhead interviewed for the position in Indianapolis last week prior to the Nittany Lions' Big Ten championship game against Wisconsin. Footballscoop.com confirmed the report. After Penn State went on to beat the Badgers, 38-31, Brohm was officially named the next head of the Boilermakers' program on Monday.

Brohm's Western Kentucky teams averaged better than 44 points per game over his three seasons at the helm. In his first year leading the Nittany Lions' offense, Moorhead helped the blue and white increase their offensive output by 13.3 points per game compared to a season ago. Prior to taking over Penn State's offense, Moorhead spent four years as the head coach at Fordham.

Penn State returns to action against No. 9 USC on Jan. 2 in the Rose Bowl. Kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m.

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