Just in case you wanted to know.
Hoke is a MICHIGAN MAN!!!
He spent eight years as a defensive line coach and now he takes over the reins in Ann Arbor.
University of Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon announced today (Tuesday, Jan. 11) the hiring of Brady Hoke as the 19th coach in the 131-year history of Michigan football. Hoke arrives in Ann Arbor after spending the past eight seasons as a head coach at Ball State (2003-08) and San Diego State (2009-10).
“We are pleased to announce the hiring of Brady,” said Brandon. “He is a terrific coach and will be a great ambassador and leader for our football program. We look forward to having him build a championship program on the field and in the classroom.”
Hoke spent eight seasons in Ann Arbor before embarking on his head coaching career. He mentored the Wolverines defensive line all eight seasons, a group that helped Michigan rank annually among the nation’s best in rushing and total defense. Hoke coached three linemen to All-America honors during his tenure — William Carr (1996), Glen Steele (1997) and Rob Renes (1999) — and had five players earn first-team All-Big Ten accolades.
Hoke has one mission and one mission only.
Beat Ohio State.
Also he needs to clean up the horrendous defense the Wolverines have had over the past few years. Solid hire, not who they wanted, but maybe the best man for the job long term.