Michigan fires Brady Hoke


Brady Hoke’s coaching career at Michigan is over. Hoke was fired following a meeting with interim athletics director Jim Hackett on Tuesday afternoon.

Hoke’s first season in Ann Arbor was in 2011, where he led the Wolverines to an 11-2 record, including a 23-20 overtime win against Virginia Tech in the 2012 Allstate Sugar Bowl, Michigan’s first BCS bowl game since the 2006 season.

Since then, Michigan has seen its win total decrease each season — 8-5 in 2012, 7-6 in 2013 and 5-7 this season.

Hoke’s final departure¬†at Michigan hasn’t been in question, only the when and how were unknown until today.

Brandon, who hired Hoke on Jan. 11, 2011, resigned on Oct. 31 after four years on the job amid public outcry for a new leader. Jim Hackett replaced Brandon on an interim basis.

Hoke, a former standout linebacker at Ball State, previously was the head coach at Ball State (2003-08) and San Diego State (2009-10) before accepting the Wolverines’ position.

The team scheduled a 4:30 p.m conference to discuss the direction of the team.


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