Highlights from his Michigan career. (From a more innocent time when Michigan football didn't make us throw up every week.)
Nothing shocking in the headline, or the article for that matter.
However, the quote at the end appears to tip Hackett's hand:
Brady's a man of extreme integrity. … And he knows more than any of us that we're not performing at the level we should as a Michigan program.
My personal, amateur reading of things: Hoke's cooked, and he knows it.
Okay, okay, so we've heard a lot of talk that Hoke is 99.99% not likely to be back next year. We've heard people try to defend him even when they want him gone. We've seen apologists and defenders. 95% of Michigan fans probably want to see him gone.
What we haven't seen, regrettably, is a post about delicous food from MMMgoBBQ or timely UFRS*, so let us pass time by arguing about stupid things:
There are also rumblings that Schissel is more interested in graduation rates than on-field success. So let us pretend, here, that to the delight of very few Hoke is retained for the 2015 season.
What do you do then? Cancel your tickets? Bring out your pitchforks (likely you still are weilding them)? Does it make you "less of a fan" if you decide to "take a season off."
I am in a minority that would probably do nothing different: still attend any game I can afford the time to, and watch every game not interupted by (stupid) friend's weddings.
*UFRs are like crack to me, they are the reason I keep coming back here even when I don't agree with "the agenda"
EDIT: I'm a stupid person, and bye weeks usually mean late UFRs. Just give me that crack
I was reading the article from Pat Forde on the Coaching Carousel and as he described Stoops, I started to think about the age of championship coaches. Stoops won his title at OU in 2000 at the age of 40. Forde described how Stoops (and Ferentz) aren't living up to the standard they set for themselves earlier in their career. As we embark on a coaching search in the next month or so, should the AD consider a candidate's age (not in a discriminatory kind of way, though)? In the last 20 years, 15 of the 22 title holders accomplished the feat by age 54, 3 in their late 50s (55-59), 3 in their 60s, 1 in their 70s.
The 22 coaches and their age
13 - Fisher - 48
12 - Saban - 62
11 - Saban 61
10 - Chizik - 49
09 - Saban - 59
08 - Meyer - 44
07 - Miles - 54
06 - Meyer - 42
05 - Brown - 53
04 - Carroll - 53
03 - Saban - 53 / Carroll - 52
02 - Happy Easter !! - 50
01 - Coker - 53
00 - Stoops - 40
99 - FSU - Bowden - 70
98 - Fulmer - 48
97 - Lloyd - 52 / Osborne - 60
96 - Spurrier - 51
95 - Osborn - 58
94 - Osborn - 57