Tennessee’s pursuit of Purdue coach Jeff Brohm is the latest chapter in what been an unprecedented coaching search.

After Tennessee pulled back on its interest in Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano, and Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy turned the job down earlier this week, Brohm was the next serious contender for the job.

A report from Jimmy Hyams of WNML about an announcement that the school would hire Brohm has been met with several reports that have said an imminent deal is not true.

Brohm is in his first season at Purdue after he was the Western Kentucky coach for three years, and played at Louisville as a quarterback where he later coached under Bobby Petrino.

Some questioned the timing of leaving Purdue after one season, while others said Brohm might wait for the Louisville job to open and return home. There was also talk, and a post from a recruit, of Brohm being out of town recruiting.