This is normally the kiss of death, but in this case I don’t see any reason why Hoke should be worried about his job.
Michigan has had an up and down year, but those type of years happen, you have to show patience and not fire a coach at the first sign of adversity.
Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon has placed his strong support behind coach Brady Hoke, writing in a blog post that Hoke will lead the program “well into the future” despite a disappointing 7-4 season.
“Brady Hoke is our coach and will be leading our football program well into the future,” Brandon wrote. “There is no question about it. Brady has done a great job rebuilding the program and reshaping the culture to the level it was under coaches Bo Schembechler, Gary Moeller and Lloyd Carr. Anyone making efforts to stir up a coaching controversy at Michigan is ill-informed and is likely promoting a personal agenda that is not in the best interest of Michigan football.”
A win over Ohio State would stop all the speculation, but if they get blown out, it will only fuel the fire.