I haven't had the time to write a diary this time around due to classes but I still thought it'd be interesting to see how Brady Hoke's teams have done coming off of a bye week.
Bottom line: Brady Hoke is 6-4 coming off of bye weeks. That's a .600 winning percentage. The national average is .480 and the Big Ten average is .350. As can be seen, Brady Hoke is outperforming both the national and Big Ten averages.
He was 6-2 coming off of bye weeks at Ball St. and he was 0-2 coming off of bye weeks at San Diego St.. Interestingly, in his first year at both SDSU and at Ball St. he lost the games coming off of a bye week.
Caveats abound regarding a small sample size, different conferences, quality of athletes, quality of opponents, etc.
P.S. If I have time I may write all this into a Diary later today, but I don't know how likely that will be.