I read this earlier on another forum but didn't want to post anything until I found solid proof. It was confirmed by a friend at Michigan. Brady Hoke's father passed away yesterday. He was battling stage 4 lung cancer.
chance of bowl: 13.6%
Thoughts and prayers go out to the Hoke family
My condolences, coach. All the best wishes to you and your family.
Cancer is just so evil.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Hoke family.
it really is pure evil. I understand the biology of it but it just seems so...."wrong". I cant explain it. Just wrong how an outside (or often not) influence can manipulate the division of cells to literally attack and destroy the very body that created it. Its one bad division out of millions a day your entire life and it turns on you, just has this evil hearted feel to it. Like it has a mind of its own.......
(nothingg religious meant there)
Anyway, I wish coach and his family the best through this obviously life alteringly horrible situation.
Lung cancer is pretty awful stuff; it took my dad about six years ago. His battle was short but incredibly painful, and heartbreaking. Hope it was a different story for Brady's dad. Thoughts and prayers to the Hoke family.
RIP. Thoughts and prayers for coach and his family.
When I first read the subject, I thought it referred to Brady's brother Jon Hoke (who is the DBs coach of the Chicago Bears). That would have been very shocking since he's only one year older than Brady. Can you change the subject to specify that John Hoke was Brady's father?
That's terrible. Hopefully Hoke can take solace knowing how many people are feeling for him during this awful experience.
Tonight we all mourn for the Hoke family.
RIP John. Tough day for Michigan. I hardly consider the passing of Brady Hoke's father to be off-topic.
Thoughts and prayers to Coach Hoke, family, and friends of John Hoke
Condolences to Coach Hoke and his family.
Coach Hoke, you're making your dad proud. Thoughts and prayers with you all.
It's good that he lived long enough to see his son realize his dream. Hopefully, coach is taking some small measure of comfort in that.
...but I'm sure he passed on being very proud of all his kids. Because it's a heck of a family. RIP, and condolences to the family.
He must have been an incredible father to turn out a man like Brady.
Thoughts and prayers with the Hoke family.
that's terrible. RIP.
RIP. Thoughts and prayers for the Hoke family in this trying time.
All Wolverines are with you today, coach.
Condolences to the Hoke family.
What a gift, though, to, in the last year of his life, watch his son achieve his dream job and succeed far beyond the expectations of most sportswriters and fans while being broadly embraced as the new face of Michigan football.
But can you imagine the pride he felt over the last year?
to have raised his kids so well. Like is often said, 'the apple doesn't fall far from the tree', Dad Hoke was very likely a strong and sturdy tree! My condolences to Brady, his wife and kids, and Brady's sibling(s). Rest in peace...
My thoughts and prayers will be with the Hoke family. GB^2
Heard about this yesterday from a friend who works at the hospital but didn't feel comfortable sharing it. Sad, condolences to the entire Hoke family
but at least he saw his son achieve his biggest goal of coaching the U of M and also beating Ohio, and a BCS win. So my prayers will go out to Coach Hoke and his family, but he got to see some great things in his last year.
the entire Hoke family my condolences and a prayer in this time.
Thank you for raising a great leader of men!
My prayers are with you and your family Coach Hoke.
RIP, Thoughts and prayers going out to the Hokes.
Thoughts and prayers with Coach and family. Lost my father just before last Christmas and it still hurts. Friends, family and memories are the best medicine.
Thank you for giving us your son as our coach. You were quite clearly a good father. Rest in peace!
Thoughts and prayers to the Hoke family
R.I.P. At least he got to witness a year of his son living his dream of coaching Michigan. Condolences to the family. I know Hoke is gonna make his dad proud.
Love and prayers for the hoke family. John Hoke raised a fine man, so I have to think that he was one as well. I am sure he will be missed . . . .
God Bless, fergodsakes.
EDIT: Just a thought, but do you think Brian would include a small mention of Mr. Hoke's passing in HTTV if we ponyed up additional funding for the project? (hope that doesn't sound capitalistic or ghoulish)
Condolences to the entire Hoke family.
RIP... You raised one hell of a coach, and most importantly, one hell of a man. Thoughts and prayers go out to the Hoke family.
RIP. As a father i can only imagine the pride he must have felt watching Brady last year fulfill his dream.
my heart and thoughts go to the Hokes... God bless
My thoughts are with Coach Hoke and his family. RIP
Prayers for the Hoke's. My grandfather recently died from lung related issues. As tragic as it is to lose them, Its good to know the second to second struggle to breath is over. Rest easy sir.
the Hoke family. Imagine how happy he must have been for his son this last season. It certainly won't make things easier now, but it might bring solace in the future.
Losing your parent is so tough, especially assuming its a long and painful proces.But the silver lining is what you said, seeing his son reach the apex of his career. God bless and Go Blue
The Hoke family is in my prayers.
Sounds like he led a tremendous life. Prayers to the Hoke family.
My thoughts and prayers to Coach Hoke and his family. RIP Mr Hoke.
And may your father rest in peace.
Lost my father to cancer 20 years ago this week. It is a strange pain that is hard to explain.