Alright, I know this may get me a neg bang but i dont care.
My buddy has a sports management class this morning. After class this morning he went to talk with his prof when he heard two prominent members of the team talking to the prof about the search. Supposedly, Brandon told them Hoke was the number 1 (and only) option a week ago (cause Harbaugh was already out picture). Basically, this last week has been a farce to make it look to fans that he "searched." Les Miles was never offered. Finally, they say that denard is the 1 million dollar question.
Fwiw, I hate the Hoke hiring for all the obvious reasons, however I will support this team regardless. I hope I am wrong and it turns out great.
(EDIT: Since I didn't explain my obvious reasons, it seems to be pissing some off so i'll copy my response from below ... it takes him 6 years to build a program, he has a losing record as a head coach, ties to michigan dont mean anything to me, no big time expirence as an OC or DC, "no basketball on grass," denard, i feel we would have been better of with rich rod ...)