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.