Michigan Hires San Diego State’s Brady Hoke, Long Road Ahead

Well I guess Michigan decided that if they couldn’t get a super recognizable coach like Les Miles of LSU then they should go and get somebody most of us have never heard of. But seriously, I think that Brady Hoke will be a solid hire for the Wolverines. He’s no stranger to the program as he was an assistant coach at Michigan for a few years. Since then Hoke spent the last eight years as head coach of both Ball State and San Diego State. He was named the Mountain West’s coach of the year after the team finished with a 9-4 record.

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Michigan will officially introduce Hoke tomorrow in a new conference at 1 p.m ET. Hoke has a huge job on his hands as he takes over from once golden boy Rich Rodriguez. Just last week Rodriguez was fired just three years into a six-year deal as the coach at Michigan. That wasn’t surprising though as he went an abysmal 15-22 during his three seasons at the school and never once beat hated rivals Ohio State or Michigan State. The Michigan job isn’t what it used to be but it’s still a great program. They definitely have some pieces to work with most notably Denard Robinson, who until he was derailed by injuries was in the Heisman conversation.

Hoke will become the 19th head coach in the 131-year history of the Wolverines program.

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