Ed Orgeron? Nice!
"Jim's a tough guy and you can see his personality is all over this football team," Fitzgerald said.
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Next stop for the Dominos plane is an airport approximately 90 miles from San Diego. Touchdown is scheduled for about 6 PM.
UPDATE: Local paper has picked up on this and put some meat on the bones, at least sort of:
The agent for San Diego State head football coach Brady Hoke has been in discussions for Hoke to possibly become the next head coach at the University of Michigan, a source close to the situation said.
Trace Armstrong, Hoke's agent, has declined comment. Hoke and other SDSU officials have not returned messages for several days.
Hoke was in the Los Angeles area Tuesday recruiting for SDSU. Meanwhile, Michigan Athletic Director Dave Brandon has planned to fly to nearby Orange County for a meeting Tuesday.
So… he's in LA, where Brandon is apparently meeting him. It's unclear how much of this is solid, but… yeah. Probably solid. This "national" search is national in the sense that people who played or coached at Michigan comprise a nation, which they do not.
UPDATE II: Despite the newspaper article above I have two sources saying that the Domino's plane is now being used by, you know, Domino's, and is no longer ferrying Dave Brandon around. There is a conference called ICR going on that starts tomorrow in Dana Point, California and features a presentation by Domino's at 8:25 AM, so the above newspaper article may be speculation or wrong or this is false hope and Dave Brandon is in some other jet.
UPDATE III: Our respite was brief:
SDSU Coach Brady Hoke recently visited with Michigan, source says
If we're seriously talking to him he's all but announced since he'll take twenty dollars and donuts twice a week to coach at M.
Ed Orgeron? Nice!
"Oy fucking vey!"
Bye bye shoelace.
Which makes me a sad panda.
the worst part will be when we suck ass under Brady Hoke.
Not to mention, the Lloyd faction that made him a candidate in the first place will never let him be fired no matter how badly the team performs.
I believe Brady Hoke is the event that will trigger the destruction of the world in 2012 as the Mayan's predicted. In fact, the face in the center of the calendar itself could be Hoke himself. Doom!!!
I feel like that right now.
We got no food, we got no jobs, we got no COACH, our pets HEADS ARE FALLING OFF!!!
he's landing at John Wayne Airport. Who needs a coach when you can have the Duke (NTD)?
There are 4 private and municipal airfields in San Diego. Why would DB land in an airport 1.5 hours away? To keep an air of mystery?
That's my question. By the time he lands, he'll be 3 hours from San Diego by car.
Or maybe Rick Neuheisel.
Slick Rick would be a complete disaster. Ask any UW fan.
Head coaching experience at ole miss, defensive coordinator, recruiting coordinator... might be a touch tainted by association with kiffin
Or Lane Kiffin's hot Wife???
I wonder if DB wants too much control for a coach like Miles or JH?
I'm assuming money is not the issue.
Ok, maybe not much to work with. Hmmm...
Broke Hoke awoke, smoked and bespoked that bloke who poked and stroked, Brandon
I am sure we will see horror like "Hoke Floats" or garbage like that. Head in sand. Sad panda.
I think we need another head to asplode on the banner.
Unless Hoke's agent is based in LA. Then again, a lot of coaches probably have agents based in LA? Still, most likely this is the Hoke interview, but Brandon plans to interview other candidates, and he is trying to muddy the waters by not flying straight into SD.
On Update II: Brandon could still have hitched a ride, and will be taking a different plane back or to wherever -- if so, we're about to lose track of his whereabouts.
Still holding out faint hope for a surprise hire. But assuming it's Hoke, DB would have made a much better case for Hoke had he boldly pulled the trigger early on. Now he's making the guy look like the last slutty fat girl at the dance. Way to unite the fan-base, pizza boy.
If you wanted Hoke, just hire him immediately after letting RR go and start trying to build fan support.
I personally believe it has been hoke all along and the miles thing was just to satisfy that faction of the boosters/alum, so DM met with him and made him an offer he couldn't deal with so now it's on LM and not himself that he is not the next coach. No insight here just my 2 cents FWIW.
According not accusing!
I think the IPhone had it right.
If that's the case -- and it may be -- then DB is an even bigger boob. A strong leader wouldn't dance or waste time. He'd say "Hoke is the one. Trust me. End of story."
DB went on and on about being his own man, making decisive choices, and not kowtowing. But he's projecting the exact opposite. And he's insulting our intelligence.
Unless he lands a bigger fish.
If it's Hoke then what was all this talk by DB about paying "market value" for coaches???
If Hoke gets $5 mil/year (or even $3 mil) it will be a massive misuse of funds and DB should be fired.
Good coaches with proven records aren't making anywhere near that. A $5MM contract--hell, even a $3MM contract--for a guy who's unproven in the big leagues...well, I do believe that's grounds for rioting and terminations. Especially since we're likely to go below .500 again with another radical shift in offensive strategy.
Not just an inflated contract, but the wasted funds in jet-setting all over the country when a FedExed a bag of Fritos would have done the trick.
allowed 35 hours of personal use, which he probably exhausted between the Scottsdale-Vegas-Scottsdale-Dallas-Baton Rouge-Willow Run trek he just took.
Can we consider Cam Cameron? Or someone other than Hoke? Please? God? You listening?
Brandon really just came back because Dominos needed their plane back. Awesome
The dominoes plane just happens to go to SoCal at this crucial time. Conference or not, that more than a coincidence.
This guy is killing UM football single handily..... We should've kept Rich if you didn't have someone to take the job!!!! Now we are looking at Hoke the meatball who can't even win in the mac???!!!!! This is a disgrace.
He's a uniter, not a divider.
Is it a surprise that a pizza boss would hire a bloated mess like cHoke?
Reading these comments is sickening. It's clear that we've learned nothing from the last three years. Get over yourselves, let this play out and let's see something on the field before losing our minds and acting like a bunch of whiny douches.
Eleventy billion points for you sir
To make sure the contract includes an exclusive donut supplier arrangement with Washtenaw Dairy.
Impressed whoever is providing the timely updates. However, maybe time to update the Brandon graphic. I have a hard time continuing to view him as the stoic leader during this mess. Hell, the cat has even gone overboard.
Srsly, I did look through the posts but couldn't find any status information. Wasn't there supposed to be a team meeting starting about ... ummm ... now?
Hoke head coach
back on these posts, I can't help but wonder where all of these negative people are? I was a RR guy but thought a change was needed. I trusted in DB and the Michigan system, as many did.
When Hoke was announced, I too, was surprised by the lack of "sizzle", "sexy", or whatever adjective you choose to describe "it". I did not want Miles or Harbaugh for each of their past negative actions against the school.
So 6 weeks into the new season, Denard is still with us and in better playing form, we have stolen a 5 star recruit from tosu, we have broke the top 10 since before RR even knew Ann Arbor wasn't are "real" person, and we could be headed for the first B1G Title game.
Man, how soon we forget.