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Michigan moves on to Brady Hoke

Posted on: January 11, 2011 2:40 pm
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Posted by Tom Fornelli

Now that it's official that Les Miles won't be leaving LSU to take over for Rich Rodriguez at Michigan, it seems the school has turned its eyes towards San Diego State head coach Brady Hoke.  A quick look at the flight tracker shows that a plane owned by Domino's Pizza -- the company Michigan AD Dave Brandon used to run -- is on it's way to sunny southern California as you read this.  Then there's this report from the San Diego Union-Tribune that says the school has already begun talks with Hoke.
The agent for San Diego State head football coach Brady Hoke has been in discussions for Hoke to possibly become the next head coach at the University of Michigan, a source close to the situation said.
Trace Armstrong, Hoke's agent, has declined comment. Hoke and other SDSU officials have not returned messages for several days.
Hoke was in the Los Angeles area Tuesday recruiting for SDSU. Meanwhile, the plane that Michigan Athletic Director Dave Brandon has been using for his coaching search planned to fly to nearby Orange County Tuesday afternoon.
Now, unlike Miles, I have a hard time believing that Hoke would turn Michigan down if the school did make an offer.  First of all, Michigan is quite the step up from San Diego State.  Second of all, Hoke has basically said as much in the past.  So it's possible that Michigan could have a new head coach by this time tomorrow, as you have to think that time is of the essence in this search as signing day creeps ever closer.
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 7:39 am
 

Michigan moves on to Brady Hoke

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Since: Oct 8, 2010
Posted on: January 11, 2011 10:26 pm
 

Michigan moves on to Brady Hoke

Agree Don. Les was never on his way to UM. At 57, why on earth would he leave LSU where he has a winning tradition, recruits in place, a great salary and a national championship. 3 1/2 years ago he would've come to UM but as we all know, Martin screwed that up. He could've hired a lightly experienced Harbaugh for a song, too. I place the 3 year debacle on Martin and Coleman's shoulders. They made the decisions that crushed the program. And they've earned their dubious place in Michigan football history.



Since: Nov 24, 2009
Posted on: January 11, 2011 10:14 pm
 

Michigan moves on to Brady Hoke

UofM never offered to Miles....In my opinionand all those I know connected it was Hoke all along. Harbaugh was a shoe-in to the NFL, so a talk was made but no offers were officially made to any others...

I see :Loeff;er will bne back. Not bad for a guy who groomed and another who recruited the best quarterback in the NFL....



Since: Dec 16, 2009
Posted on: January 11, 2011 5:19 pm
 

Michigan moves on to Brady Hoke

reports that Hoke has been hired---blackest day in UM history--why are we settling for this coach--there are alot more proven coaches out there--just because he has coached there, does not make you the best candidate--come on man!

Bradlewis, Take it easy. Prior to RichRod, what Michigan coach had a high profile before coming here? Schembechler spent 6 seasons at Miami (OH), Moeller was a career assistant with a 3 year stint as the head coach of Illinois (in which he never managed more than 3 wins), and Carr was a career assistant. Recently, we took a winning coach from a relevant program, and wound up in shambles. What were you expecting? How many coaches have made a jump from one high profile program to another? It's a lateral move. Especially, when you see what you have to instantly look forward to.



Since: Dec 15, 2006
Posted on: January 11, 2011 4:28 pm
 

Michigan moves on to Brady Hoke

I bet you wish Michigan took Harbaugh out of san diego.  Gene Chizik anybody.  Give this guy a chance.  Hate recycling coaches.  oh, and less miles is terrible.  The guy may recruit, but his game management X's and O's are terrible.  Lloyd carr ring a bell.   This is the best thing for Michigan Football.  a guy that wants to be there and has shown real promise.



Since: May 10, 2008
Posted on: January 11, 2011 4:20 pm
 

Michigan moves on to Brady Hoke

As a true SDSU FAN, I can say that I am glad for Brady Hoke to get the position he longs to have. He has always been honest and that certainly has carried over to how he handles recruiting and I wish him success.

Would I want him to stay around longer? Sure, but at least San Diego State has a good stable of folks in place to take over for Brady and continue the recent success as I don't think he'll raid our current OC or DC - both can step up and be head coach. Herm Edwards - you're interested right?

Ironically SDSU plays in Ann Arbor next year... FAULK U lives on...



Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: January 11, 2011 4:17 pm
 

Michigan moves on to Brady Hoke

reports that Hoke has been hired---blackest day in UM history--why are we settling for this coach--there are alot more proven coaches out there--just because he has coached there, does not make you the best candidate--come on man!

I hope the heck I am wrong but this guy has not proven himself in any real conference!




Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: January 11, 2011 4:00 pm
 

Michigan moves on to Brady Hoke

Hire him!!! Honestly, the guy wants to be at Michigan, and all good coaches have to start somewhere.  So hire him, what's the worst that can happen?  We lose to OSU again? 

Look at Tressel, he came from Youngstown State.  Urban Meyer came from Bowling Green.  Nick Saban came from MSU...lol.  All good coaches start at the lower levels.  If Hoke is hungry (no poke at his weight) for this job, then my all means let him have it.


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Since: Apr 23, 2008
Posted on: January 11, 2011 3:59 pm
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Since: Dec 16, 2009
Posted on: January 11, 2011 3:42 pm
 

Michigan moves on to Brady Hoke

To people hating on Hoke and his record, let's look at a Michigan legend in Schembechler. In 6 seasons at Miami (OH) before jumping over to Michigan, when they only played 10 game seasons, he reached 7 wins 3 times. Not to make comparisons about the two, but, if Hoke is hired, I welcome him in and look forward to seeing what he can do.


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