Brady Hoke Fired by Michigan Wolverines


After four years at the helm, the Michigan Wolverines have finally fired Brady Hoke, according to reports you can see here.

The cleanup of the athletic department is complete, from the resignation of Dave Brandon earlier this year to Hoke’s firing.

Hoke had a 31-20 record at Michigan, but the consistent regression he had each year was too much to overcome. His first year with the Wolverines appeared to deliver a promising future with an 11-2 record and Sugar Bowl victory over the Virginia Tech Hokies. But after that his teams went 8-5, 7-6 and this year 5-7.

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That’s unacceptable at one of the greatest programs in college football, and with the way it has affected recruiting, there was no way the Wolverines could hang onto him. There was nothing to sell about the future of the program, and they honestly probably should have fired him mid-season.

Now, the Wolverines have to look for a replacement. Jim Harbaugh is already firmly on the radar list for analysts, but there are plenty of good coaches out there. This is going to be an exciting offseason with Nebraska, Michigan, and Florida all looking for head coaches to lead the program.

The firing of Hoke, and this day in general, however, completes the failure of Brandon as an athletic director. Brandon fired Rich Rodriguez despite improvement every year and wanted to bring in his own guy. Now, that guy has been fired, and it came on the same day that Rodriguez was announced Pac-12 Coach of the Year.

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