As of today, Coach Hoke has been named coach of the year in the MAC (2008), MWC (2010) and B1G (2011). Has another coach ever received this recognition in three conferences?
"He makes it really easy on you as a coach because he has tremendous football instincts," Michigan tight ends coach Jay Harbaugh said. "Things come really naturally to him. He doesn't have to see things too many times. He has a good sense for how things should look and feel, and he's a tough, physical guy."