This is the most depressing thing about the football program and indicages an institutional problem. Multiple ADs and coaches so saying fire RR, Borges, Hoke, Funk etc seems pointless. And bringing up '97 is not that different than my CU fan friend bringing up 1990 because there's been nothing great since then. 1997 is an abberation not a validation of what a great program Michigan is.
having said that I cant turn off my emotions and will continuento suffer through every game
Quote from the link below. "…we use matching techniques to compare the performance of football programs that replaced their head coach to those where the coach was retained. The analysis has two major innovations over existing literature. First, we consider how entry conditions moderate the effects of coaching replacements. Second, we examine team performance for several years following the replacement to assess its effects.
We find that for particularly poorly performing teams, coach replacements have little effect on team performance as measured against comparable teams that did not replace their coach. However, for teams with middling records—that is, teams where entry conditions for a new coach appear to be more favorable—replacing the head coach appears to result in worse performance over subsequent years than comparable teams who retained their coach."
obviously there are exceptions to this but believing that firing Hoke will bring us the kind of success tha USC had during their run, or Alabama the padt 4 years or Ohio would seem to be unlikely. It also seems unlikely that Hoke staying will bring that success. Maybe a program has genetics just like individuals?