Tennessee's flirtations with former XFL quarterback and current Purdue coach Jeff Brohm during the Volunteers' disastrous coaching search actually helped Boilermaker recruiting, Brohm said in an recent interview with The Louisville Courier- Journal.
“Believe it or not, after that day, our recruiting went this way,” said Brohm, pointing up. “There were people now talking to us that didn’t talk to us before. I hate to say it, but in my opinion, it made — in recruits’ eyes — our coaching staff and our program and what we’re doing something more desirable than it was before. It actually boosted our recruiting after that in a positive way.”
Just another reason the Vols ousted athletic director John Currie and chancellor Beverly Davenport in the fallout of the search.