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Brady Hoke to San Diego State

Posted on: December 14, 2008 10:40 pm
Edited on: December 14, 2008 10:51 pm

Brady Hoke is the new coach at San Diego State, learned Sunday night.

The news leaked early in the evening after Ball State's season-ending banquet. Hoke parlayed a once-in-a-lifetime season in Muncie into a job full of potential on West Coast. For years, San Diego State has been a sleeping giant but couldn't find consistency. It wasn't that long ago that Marshall Faulk and Dan McGwire were starring for the Aztecs.

Playing in a pro town in a cavernous stadium has been a drawback but not not that the right coach can't overcome. Hoke is 34-38 in six seasons at Ball State. It is not clear if he will coach in the Cardinals' bowl game.  

Offensive coordinator Stan Parrish, the architect of the high-powered offense, would logically be considered a candidate to replace Hoke. The former Kansas State head coach has both a national championship and Super Bowl ring.

"We're all kind of in limbo here," a member of the Ball State staff told Sunday night.

It's been a good year for Trace Armstrong who placed two of his clients in nice jobs. Illinois offensive coordinator Mike Locksley took over New Mexico. Now Hoke is cashing at San Diego State. 

Category: NCAAF

Since: Dec 16, 2008
Posted on: December 16, 2008 12:13 am

How do Aztec fans feel about the hire

As an Aztec fan I'm glad that all the BSU fans are upset to lose Hoke to SDSU.  However,  BSU plays in a weaker conference, Hoke has a losing record overall--only one real good season, and a loss in the biggest game of the year.   I think there were better choices available.  I don't think this hire will excite Aztec fans...I am hopeful, but not sold.  Please Brady, prove me wrong

Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: December 16, 2008 12:11 am

Brady Hoke to San Diego State

Sorry, Playmaker can not reply as his mouth and thoughts are being held down by the man. Or maybe his hate mongering mind can't operate after seeing intelligent replies. As one said earlier in this post, the majority of people keeping racism alive is the minority. The sad part is that they believe they are entitled to this feeling as part of their culture even if has never affected them. As far as what this post was originally targeted for, Hoke may just need a change of scenery or challenge. I'm from a town about 45miles away from Muncie (Huntington, IN) and I know if given the opportunity to live in San Diego vs Muncie and continue to build upon my career at the same time, I would take the job in a heartbeat. As far as recruiting goes, he has to play third and fourth fiddle in a small state that has Purdue, IU, Notre Dame, and even Louisville cherry picking kids. And given the job he has done with in state recruiting in Muncie Indiana, I think he will do much better in a more populous area. Plus theres more black kids in San Diego to recruit. (just kidding).

Since: Nov 30, 2007
Posted on: December 15, 2008 10:35 pm

Brady Hoke to San Diego State

 Hey Playmaker,

  The rest of us can consider ourselves incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to read your riveting commentary on how only blacks can recruit minorities. Must be why Ty Willingham, Ron Prince, John Blake, Carl Dorrell and Sly Croom have done so well as head coaches.

Since: Jan 13, 2007
Posted on: December 15, 2008 7:25 pm

Hoke could have done better


That's all I have to say. Hoke should have been hired at Auburn. SDSU is barely a step up from Ball State.

Since: Dec 7, 2008
Posted on: December 15, 2008 5:58 pm

Brady Hoke to San Diego State

Welcome to the stepping stone club. Tulsa is highly experienced in that role. Funny thing is, only Nolan Richardson and Bill Self have panned out. The joke is usually on the school stealing the coach, just ask Louisiville.

Since: Sep 21, 2006
Posted on: December 15, 2008 5:21 pm

Brady Hoke to San Diego State

Winegrump...he was the chief recruiter on the WEST COAST for MICHIGAN a couple years back, so he has PLENTY of connections out here.  And what kind of ignorant statement is "Defense might win games but Offense puts butts in the seats."?  Isn't winning games, especially at SDSU, what it should be all about right now?!?  Starting a winning tradition will put butts in the seats.  I'll take a 6-7 wins a year with scores of 3-0 right now.  Without wins, the program is GONE ala Long Beach St.

Since: Nov 13, 2007
Posted on: December 15, 2008 5:19 pm

Brady Hoke to San Diego State

Now, all they need to do is hire Nate Davis to throw the ball around and SDSU will be back on top of things.

No we will keep Lindley, thank you much rather have this stud future first day nfl player for 3 years than Nate for 1.

Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: December 15, 2008 5:06 pm

Brady Hoke to San Diego State

sorry my comments were meant to playmaker21

Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: December 15, 2008 5:01 pm

Brady Hoke to San Diego State

You are the racist get over yourself

Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: December 15, 2008 4:59 pm

Brady Hoke to San Diego State

Cracker school selects a white head coach over a qualified black manIts that kind of intolerance that pisses me off.  Whats wrong with the coach they hired except that he is WHITE.  Can he coach?  Has he coached?  Get over yourself.   Maybe DeWayne Walker doesnt fit the style of offense they run.. Oh thats right he is a defense guy.  Well as much as defense is needed in the game  if the offense doesnt move the ball then well even a cracker school can figure it out. but I will tell you just in case you dont understand.   YOU LOSE. GOOD DAY SIR

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