If this Maize Mustang parked in Brady Hoke's parking spot is indeed his car, that would be tremendous, indeed. As Seth aptly noted:
Brady Hoke's Car? Please Be True
I always imagined him still driving a hatchback he drove in college that his parents passed to him. Rusty and all. But this is cool too I guess.
Same with me. Brady doesn't strike me as a guy who wants a fancy car like this, so I don't think it's his.
...7 figures a year...which is why I think this is awesome if true.
He makes seven figures, you could buy that car for four figures...not exactly fancy in my book.
It's a fancy Mustang I meant, not a fancy car in general. Way to nitpick though.
Over-wrought works. Riced-out does, too.
I'd say at the very least even odds it has a single tailpipe and a V6. If someone had the money to pimp a V8 Mustang, odds are it would have come from the factory with a Cobra or a Mach 1 logo on it. Or at the very least the California Special appearance package.
I don't think I've ever thought about Hoke's car, but I guess I've always just assumed at an implicit level that Hoke drove a 1988 Buick Century.
This assumption may or may not be based in the fact that that is what I drove in high school and college, after my Grandma bought herself a new car.
*Clarification: The picture is not of my beloved car, The Rusty Jones, but is simply a Google Image Search result.
I could see him driving John Voight's LaBaron as well
Damn it, I love that man.
Can't be, women can't back into parking spaces
There's no way.
I knew he drove an American car!
gotta say that that was the one thing that I want to call Coach Carr out on.. .he drove a Lexus SUV, meanwhile the Motor City and the area was going through its worst period ever... really coach? Couldnt you have driven a Lincoln or a Cadillac? I always thought that wasn't conscientious.
and he was wearing shoes made in China! OMG!
thats totally different.... the entire Detroit economy wasn't based on mens shoes... whoever negged me, then F U because that is not flamebait, rather, it is a genuine thought. This message, however is flamebait.
As noted below, he also had a Ford.
Your Honda was made in Ohio...near Columbus. That is much worse than foreign.
It's not about where your car was made, it's about who own the company and where the money is going.
I could argue that a Lexus is "more ann arbor" than any other luxury brand and I'd have a pretty good point. Toyota's North American R&D is right here in A2, Saline & Plymouth.
Weakest argument ever...insert a South Park "they took our jobs!" here since I suck at embedding.
I can see him driving it, but seems too flashy for Hoke.
Perhaps Mrs. Hoke let him borrow her car for the day.
But Hoke graduated from college in 1980, which must have been a downer since Ford had already started to release smaller, wimpy versions of the Mustang.
Year 2000-ish Mustangs are back to more muscle, but still sort of 'meh" when you compare the design to the glory days of kick ass muscle, premium leaded gasoline, loud exhaust systems and blowing everyone's doors off:
Damn you, Marcus. I just drooled all over my keyboard!
I had one identical to that. One more thing I should never have gotten rid of. Later, I'm off to drown myself again.
Your drowning yourself technique is flawed.
You seem to know a lot about this. How about showing me the right way?
About 20 years ago, I had a 69 Mustang convertible, medium blue with white top (sorry, no pics). Loved it and wish I had kept it.
I used to own a '69 Mach I. It had a 351 Cleveland engine in it with a Hurst shifter. Pretty nice, I kept meaning to fix it up but never could get around to it. Sold it to a guy who was into doing restos.
302 w/ Hooker headers.
I specialize in exhaust. Shorties or long tube? And what do u have for mufflers?
That. Cripes, the Mustang's V6 puts out 305 HP nowadays. Makes me wish I was about 10 years old right now. By the time I was old enough to drive, I could buy a used Mustang or Camaro, or a ton of other cars with 300-400 hp. When I was a kid, the used American cars didn't have much muscle. Good to see things back to where they should be.
Maybe this was the "big news" hinted at last weekend?
Hoke drives a Tahoe.
You of all people would know, Heiko. BFFs
As does Mattison - have seen them in their neighboring spots in front of Schembechler.
A large SUV, seems like the right kind of car for a HC.
I think one of the local dealers donates them. It's white late model Tahoe central in front of Crisler as well, with everyone but Beilein having one. You see the occasional other largeish Chevy SUV as well. Beilein has a Lincoln Navigator. I also they also all have personal cars as well, otherwise it means K Arico Barnes lived there for a 5 day stretch because her SUV never moved (or she shows up every day and parked it on the same angle).
Most of those cars are from the dealers. It's amazing so many people were almost run over by Lloyd because he usually had guys like DeBord pick him up and take him to work. Maybe that was why.
Carr used to drive a blue Trailblazer with a rose on the side of it.
Lloyd Carr drove some kind of small SUV when he was coaching. Almost ran me over in the Crisler lot one day. I was all ready to yell at the car until I looked up and saw Lloyd behind the wheel. He got a goofy wave instead.
It's a first generation Ford Escape! I myself almost got hit by it after a game a few years ago!
Drives a second generation Odyssey.
I have almost been hit by the same Escape.
So what we learned today is Coach Carr couldn't drive lol. With that many close calls I wonder if he ever actually ran someone over by accident
No, what we learned was there were a lot of pedestrians walking around who got in Coach Carr's way with their jaywalking and such!
Man, I was just trying to get to a basketball game!
That makes sense. Hoke's a big dude. I can't imagine he'd be comfortable rolling around in a Mustang.
I would be shocked if this was his car...he doesn't strike me as the kind of guy who drives a car suitable for a 16 year old girl.
maybe it is hers.
As a photo opp for this person quick. It makes sense-somebody decking his car out in Michigan stuff and parking in Hoke's spot quick to complete the picture
MGoShoe drives a U.S. Naval Destroyer to work. He flies his F-14 Tomcat on weekends to unwind.
Dork alert (me):
The F14 has been retired from the USN. The current workhorse of the USN is the F/A-18 E/F SuperHornet. Will be replaced by the F-35B....eventually...and several billion dollars over budget.
You can tell MGoShoe that he can't have his antique joy-rides on the weekend.
It's the Naval equivilant of having a Porsche 928.
You can tell him, but you'll probably take an AIM-54 in the process.
Because the 928 is/was NOT the Porsche to own.
If we're going with Top Gun references Shoe should have a 356 Speedster
our carriers became more vulnerable the day they retired the Tomcat.
The 35 gets us some standoff range back, but they are having a problem with the tailhook being to close to the wheels and thus the trapwire may still be pressed down to the deck, and so the common airframe now needs to be lengthened.
Either way, who would like to fly an F-14 around on the weekend?
You guys are all short changing the X-47B and the other fine drones out there. Hard to launch strike fighters at our carriers after the swarm of stealth flying wing drones has cratered all your airfields.
Every time I've seen a Tomcat (never in flight, sadly). I'm struck by how huge it is. Stick an F-18 next to it and the Hornet looks positively wimpy.
Now granted the threat the F-14 was designed to meet (large formations of big bombers carrying large standoff cruise missiles) has mostly become obsolete, but the old cats could still carry a massive amount of ordnance a long way very fast. Sad to see them go - we may never see another plane like it.
And to out-dork you, the F35B is the STOVL version replacing the Harrier for the marines. The carrier model is the F35C.
woefully behind schedule and over budget!
are seat cushions allowed in there?
Sorry, it would bother me if this were his car. He's just not a flashy guy and this just doesn't fit his persona. So, this would just seem to mean that he is putting on an act. (FWIW, I know certain things are an act like the Ohio bit, his down-to-earth, nose-to-the-grindstone additude doesn't have to be.)
He's being saying it since he was a teenager.
Is "additude" what mathletes have instead of attitude?
Ugh. A brief moment in weakness forever emblazoned on the internet. I shall never live down this humiliation.
Hurts my eyes
Where are the winged helmet stripes on the roof?
Brady Hoke drives a van. He parks it down by the river.
There have been a few changes, I hear.
I always pictured Brady Hoke as a kind-hearted lover of the environment and a driver of a hybrid.
and he'd really have to squeeze himself into a Mustang. On top of that, head coaches are constantly having to entertain recruits or play host to visitors or go on the road with assistants, and doing that in a Mustang ain't happening. He drives a big SUV of some sort, like the Tahoe that Heiko said.
That hood looks awful.
coach seems like he drives a one ton dodge ram kinda guy to me because he is all man!
This was in Urban's parking space. I assume he drives this in case he comes down with another mysterious illness.
I can see him in a vintage Gran Torino and telling enemies to get off his lawn.
I doubt it would be Hoke's daily driver, but doesn't Hoke seem like the kind of guy that would own a muscle car for a toy? I mean, he makes plenty to support a guilty pleasure or two, and "cars with huge engines" strikes me as an in-character hobby.
I agree that this probably isn't Hoke's - it's an early 2000s mustang so unless he bought it during his stint as DL coach, it doesn't make sense to have it decked out in Michigan paraphernalia. And anyway that's too much gaudy flash (looks like a rich teenagers car). Maybe it's what Mattison drives when he wears those gold aviators.
But I could definitely see Hoke owning a classic era or new model Mustang. It would suit him, assuming he could fit in it.
Was at Mr. Spots for lunch today. Mattison walks in, looks around for a couple of seconds, and says, "is this where I get the chapati's?"
He drove a dodge Dart or an old Taurus? wows..
But "transforming" with bumblebee is a good twist here and there
Camaro vs Mustang
Beetle vs. Camaro.
Courtesy Orange County Custom Choppers: http://www.orangecountychoppers.com/chopper-gallery
Hoke drives a DeLorean -- and he already knows who will be in the recruiting class of 2043.
This is amazing
I work the basketball camps every summer, and when camp ended on Sunday I saw him leaving the BBQ and he drives a Chevy Equinox or Traverse. Couldn't tell which one. But definitely not this. I wish though.
That would probably get crushed in the winters.
First, Brady Hoke does not buy his own car. Based on his contract, Brady Hoke is entitled to participate in the "dealer provided automobile program available to the Athletic Departing coaching staff... (which as of the date of this Agreement allows the Head Coach and designated family members the use of two (2) automobiles plus paid automobile insurance)." [Section 3.03(c) of the Employment Agreement.]
Second, the cars that the coaches are allowed to choose between are mainly American-made cars, but there are a few other options. All of these cars are provided complimentary as a donation. http://support.mgoblue.com/gratitude-and-engagement/transportation-team/
cars but I still had my toys.
Exactly!! This just means he has extra cash to but a vehicle he really wants and make it his own. Most of the time I see GMC vehicles in those spots (SUV and trucks). But today is Friday!! Rock it out Hoke
Hoke is "entitled" to a free vehicle? Hypocritical because we complain about so many young athletes feeling "entitled"
Hoke gets paid so much money. Does he really need a free car? Make him earn it. Give it to him on a season by season basis only if he beats Ohio State (Ohio)
If Shane Morris had a contract that stipulated he started every game no matter what, he'd be entitled to start every game. The problem (not with Morris, AFAIK, just an easy example) is if Morris feels he is entitled to start every game no matter what despite not actually being entitled to anything.
If I buy a stock I'm entitled to speak/vote at a shareholders meeting, as a citizen I'm entitled to a vote in public elections and by contract Hoke is entitled to a car. I don't think there's a problem with any of that.
There's always 3-5 cars with dealer stickers parked over there and are undoubtedly unused fleet options
that car, boots and a buckle on that day it would explain the southern recruits interest lol
I didn't think he had a car. Didn't he walk here from San Diego?
TP is not impressed.
It beats Urban's car...
Not to "toot my own horn," but I just picked up a 1966 Mustang last month. It's my first classic car. I dont' know how to do this picture post thing because I'm old and confused, but I'll try to post a photo of it here: