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Brady Hoke named new Michigan football coach

Posted on: January 11, 2011 4:30 pm
Edited on: January 11, 2011 4:32 pm
Posted by Chip Patterson

When Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon was done speaking with Les Miles, he took his jet to Southern California to hire the next head football coach for the Wolverines.  There is no word yet as to if an official offer was made to Miles, but after the discussions Brandon wasted no time in getting the deal done with San Diego State's Brady Hoke.

“We are pleased to announce the hiring of Brady,” Brandon said in the official school release. “He is a terrific coach and will be a great ambassador and leader for our football program. We look forward to having him build a championship program on the field and in the classroom.”

Hoke was a member of the Michigan staff from 1995-2002 as the defensive line coach.  His 1997 championship defense led the nation in rushing defense at 89 yards per game.  He was named the 2010 Mountain West Conference Coach of the Year after guiding the Aztecs to a 9-4 record and 35-14 Poinsettia Bowl win over Navy.

Brady Hoke's name has always been on the Michigan radar, and it has been widely speculated that he has always been willing to accept the job if offered.  But before the Wolverines were ready to ink the eager Hoke to a contract, they had to at least ask about the services of alum's Jim Harbaugh and Les Miles.  In the last week the rumors flew from every direction, but after Harbaugh got hired by the San Francisco 49ers, and Les Miles announced he would stay with LSU; the move for the Wolverines became obvious. 

Hoke will be officially announced as the head coach in a press conference at 1 p.m. EST on Wednesday.

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 7:35 am

Brady Hoke named new Michigan football coach

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 7:33 am

Brady Hoke named new Michigan football coach

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Since: Mar 15, 2009
Posted on: January 11, 2011 5:37 pm

Brady Hoke named new Michigan football coach

Jim Tressel was a second choice. Good second choice hey?

Since: Sep 27, 2010
Posted on: January 11, 2011 4:54 pm

Brady Hoke named new Michigan football coach

iF THEY ARE SO PROUD TO HAVE HIM WHY DID THEY GO AFTER Les Miles first......being second choice is never a good thing....Cool

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