Thought I'd share this link sometime this morning. Doesn't mention Hoke's San Diego State ties, but some pretty stirring stuff about Hoke as a player and a young coach at a small town in Indiana.
YORKTOWN, Ind. — Dave Tanner drove his light blue Volkswagen Bug just down the road, past the corn stalks and past the homes of all his players and boosters. Past the big white water tower with “YORKTOWN” in green lettering, with a tiger painted on the side.
He was on his way to interview Brady Hoke. He hoped Brady could teach his linebackers how to make the perfect fundamental tackle, but also join him in building a football family.
Also some tremendous information on Marcus Ray and Glen Steele and how Hoke fathered them. This guy seems like our kind of coach, shades of Bo.