I hate this coaching talk as much as the next guy. At the same time, IF something happens, do you think Hoke would be on our list? Former D-Line coach when we won the championship and did an excellent job at Ball State and San Diego State. I would say this man would be on our short POTENTIAL list of candidates.
I believe he may spontaneously combust.
He won't be alone...
2007 all over again. We need to hire Stanron Englihoke.
Oh God, Oh Jesus, Oh God and Baby Jesus. Please make it stop.
THIS is how Grobe became so attractive, NOLAWolverine...
Wow, this is going to be a long month...
and just wait until Herbstreit gets involved.
Please don't say, "Hire the chimp." Oh man, i just said it . . . .
Do you think we could get Lane Kiffin?!?
I'm already there. This sucks.
Please, just make it stop already....
If people do not stop, I am going to jump. This is past ridiculous and is now bordering on insanity. THINK OF OTHER THINGS TO DISCUSS!! (Yes, the all-caps was needed.)
I think that he is a better choice than Mike Deboord. I honestly hope DB keeps RR or hires JH before Hoke. Its nothing against Hoke, but if the old alumni did not like RR, wait until Hoke comes aboard.
"Better that Debord? No. Absolutely not better than Debord. The functional equivalent of Debord and a guy who would either keep Captain Failure or bring in Stan Parrish. If Hoke is hired there will be a riot, and with good reason."
It was just a matter of time...
the arby's on washtenaw would sacrifice a thousand goats to make it happen
I don't know, but It'd be telling if he were.
Woo! Brady Hoke! Spontaneous combustion!
Brady Hoke took many, many years to do "an excellent job" at Ball State, and his best team wet its pants against a much worse Buffalo team in the championship game. He can stay away from Michigan football.
Frankly, I'd rather have Chris Petersen, regular season loss or not, and I don't consider Chris Petersen an A-list candidate. Most of all, I'd rather have a convincing bowl game win so we don't have to worry about this.
in the last coaching search took years off my life.
Brady Hoke, Head Football Coach, University of Michigan
Now you're just getting Hokey.
Hey since we're having so much fun reliving 2007, how about Greg Schiano??
chopping that wood.
Rutgers saying. Yeah but did they Pull the Rope with a Hard Edge?
+1 for your Avatar. That is funny (and true)....
Heck, now that Kirk Ferentz has apparently "lost his team," he might be available too!
Kirk Ferentz? No way we hire Lloyd Jr. Although Bo did say he thought very highly of Kirk and Rich before he died
/trying to make this thread tolerable by responding in continuous comment stream of sarcasm
this is what i was thinking.
he would remove his name from consideration again
Harbaugh, only to have JH go to the 49ers instead, leaving Brady Hoke as the only viable alternative.
Hey, Lloyd Carr would call it "tremendous."
Please, no. Please, no. Please, no. How am I supposed to sleep now for the next two months?
I believe it's Sizzurp
I'd be in stitches.
As would anyone near me at the time....
Please make it stop...It hurts...it hurts
Hell no. Brady Hoke = NO!
to punch ferrets.
insert my rumor about Butch Davis? Here? Ok, here.
[inserts baseless Butch Davis rumor]
is Michigan Student to pop in and first tell us in a calm, rational manner that David Brandon has it all under control. Then, 10 minutes later, reappear and go off the deep end about how screwed up everything is.
It is true... all that is old is new again.
This may not sit well...
just like I would for President of Harvard.
Trust me...I'm a doctor...and a season ticket holder...
Not only do we have to wait for Santa, but we also have to hear nonsense about who the next coach is. Since we've already considered a bunch of A-list candidates I'll propose a bunch of C-list candidates:
Brady Hoke, Glen Mason, Jim grobe, Chan Gailey, Terry Bowden, Cam Cameron, Charlie Weis, and Mark Mangino
Tyrone Willingham? Matt Millen?
What's Charlie Weis up to lately?
I mean, we are on the verge of becoming Notre Dame and taking a 14 year wander through college football obscurity. May as well make it authentic.
Might as well add Greg Robinson to that stellar list. I hear he had a good year as DC at Texas and he's likely to be available...
To which may I add Houston Nutt, Romeo Crennel, Bronco Mendenhall, Dabo Swinney and Joker Phillips. A great C-list combining colorful first names and utter mediocrity.
You forgot Bob Stoops and Urban Meyer, because everyone wants the Michigan coaching job...
can't wait till all this speculation is resolved! I really hope RR stays but overhauls his defensive staff!
I live in Minnesota so I occasionally visit Gopherhole.com, and the reaction of posters there when Hoke became a "leading candidate" was somewhere in the vicinity of "WHY GOD WHY?"
To be kind, he qualifications are less than impressive (one good season at Ball State, in the midst of turning around SDSU, 0-1 bowl record) and if RRod was canned for him I....there are no words for what I would do. Something along the lines of head assplode sounds about right.
Seriously, give me Shannon before Hoke.
0-1 bowl record!!?? Wow, that's horrible. What a terrible coach
Brady Hoke will not coach Michigan, not now, and not in the forseeable future. If RR is let go then it will be Harbaugh. If RR is retained it will be RR. Unless someone like Bill Belichick is interested, that is the list.
I can't believe this shit has started again.
My favorite lines:
"There isn't a power program in the country that could make Brady Hoke's candidacy for their head coaching job seem like anything other than a PR move designed to help a friend of the program... but remember the boats. The goddamn boats. Anything is possible."
That take was correct at the time, but not anymore. Hoke won 12 games at BSU in 2008 and has started to turn around SDSU. He's starting to look like a legitimately good coach.
I'll buy you a club seat next to me at the Stadium. Brian's profile remains spot on.
Saying that Hoke is looking like a good coach =/= Predicting that Hoke is our next coach
Great -- he's in his early 50s (past the peak, arguably), had a single stellar season at Ball State, and is off to a good start at Mid-Major football program. I think he'd be a fine candidate for, oh, Cincinnati. But, Michigan? Not even close. I think the school can do way better.
I think Brady Hoke is a good coach (or at the very least is not the worst coach of all time like people make him out to be), and there would be many many far worse candidates out there. That being said, he just hasn't shown enough to take the reigns of the winningest football program of all time during arguably its worst three year stretch of all time. Say we still suck three years from now and he has SDSU winning the Mountain West (or whatever is left of it) every year. Then let's talk.
Minnesota seems to think he's their guy - though Miami might throw a wrench in that. Regardless, I think we're looking at either Harbaugh or RR.
WHY GO FOR HOKE WHEN SARKISIAN IS STILL AVAILABLE
Back in the Haloscan days, I offered to flip the bill for the largest tailgate ever for the Utah game if Brady Hoke was our head coach.
Offer stands for WMU on 9/3
Less than a month ago I very unwisely made a standing offer that I would buy dinner for Brian Cook and his GF at the Chop House in A2 if Harbaugh ever becomes coach at Michigan. Do you think that dinner for 3 (hell yes, I'm going too) at the Chop House will be more or less $$ than your largest tailgate ever?
I'd take the under for sure. Dinner for three will set you back about a deuce, deuce-and-a-half.
Uber tailgate could cost you a G, if done properly.
Thanks for the warning. I'll have a kidney ready to sell just in case.
My standards are high, though. I have an unemployed brother whose chief skill in life appears to be spending other people's money.
You would have to spend at least a deuce and a half on booze alone for the tailgate before Brady Hoke's first game as HC.
Isn't this the second Hoke post in a couple days. Is this the makings of a Grobe like mafia?
Hoke turned down Minnesota because he knows the Michigan job is his after the bowl game!
Hoke? Well how bout Charlie Weis? He sure helped us out when he coached at ND
...and FWIW, I cosign.
for Indiana or Minnesota. For Michigan, at least at this point, not so much. It's likely to be Harbaugh or bust concerning a coaching change. I just don't see anyone other than RR or Harbaugh as Michigan's coach next season.
That singer for the Black Eyed Peas.
All people I would hire before I hired Brady Hoke.
Personally, I nominate Brian Cook.
After we win each week, the team would come into practice on Monday and get to read an article about the pain they inflicted on the opponents fan base. If we lose, the team captains are put in charge of deleting all mgoboard posts about firing Brian and bringing in Ron English.
In my humblest of all opinions, pomegranate tastes better with turkey and mash potatoes than cranberry sauce does. Throw in some nice bread pudding and gravy and you have yourself one helluva thanksgiving meal.
Brady Hoke is as sexy of a coaching candidate as Lou Holtz
Next, I'll take Michigan Basketball for $200, Alex.
Why would we ever replace RichRod with a head coach with a resume much less impressive than our current coach's before he took the job? If you're going to replace RichRod, it has to be with somebody with a proven track record at a big-time program, ideally in a conference better than the Big East. If not, you're basically rolling the dice again with the same odds of future success but greater likelihood of transfers/recruiting fallout.
hiring Rich Rodriguez, who turned down Alabama the year before, is not in ANY way comparable to the hypothetical hiring of Brady Hoke. The Rodriguez hire was universally applauded across the board. There was no "rolling of the dice." To say that hiring Hoke would be "rolling the dice again with the same odds of future success" as the Rodriguez hire is almost as outrageous as suggesting Michigan hire Hoke in the first place.
DB firing rich and then introducing the next UM coach, BRADY FUCKING HOKE.
The next firing would clearly be DB himself.
Grand Valley State University Mr chuck Martin. Cause you know how tough the ND sefe se has been!
How about Ault from Nevada? Got a good team there, and stuck in a small stadium, non-football town.
Should we just decline the bowl game so Brandon can just make his decision and have it over?
I hear bill mccartney wants to have another shot at coaching colorado. if so, do you think lloyd would try and come back and restore our greatness. after all, he ran the spread against florida and he was a former defensive coordinator. you can't argue he isn't a michigan man. maybe he could try and get moeller to be our new dc (gary, not andy)