The media both national and local really seems to want us to feel better about the Hoke hire. As much as I'm ready to give the guy a chance, I can't help but notice the rhetoric they use:
Schlabach: Hoke won't bring a fancy spread offense or marquee last name to Michigan, but he might bring what Rodriguez lacked: a winning formula.
Wetzel: Hoke Might Not Be The First Choice But Could Be The Right Choice
Rittenberg: Hoke could very well end up being the right man to restore Michigan among college football's elite.
Sharp: Brady Hoke clearly wasn't Michigan's No. 1 pick, but he might be able to return the program to the success it enjoyed under Lloyd Carr.
Wojo: Once again, this is about the right fit for the right time, and Hoke could end up being a very good choice.
Rosenberg said the same thing yesterday, but the article is now changed to something just short of a pep rally. There seems to be a constant theme here. I'm not sure that the people who want us convinced are all that convinced themselves.