Call by Hoke! Hoping for the best next year!
Shuffling of Defensive Assistant Duties
I like this move. It frees Coach Hoke up to see and work wherever he thinks he'll be most effective. Molk said he learned a lot from Hoke.
In a thread on coaching shakeups, nobody chimed in with the ubiquitous suggestion of swapping Fred Jackson for Mike Hart/Ty Wheatley?
Sheesh...This board is getting soft.
Well, you kinda did...
and thought being outside the 50 comment attention threshold (and during Friday Happy Hour) might allow it to slip in unnoticed. Damn you, Timmmaay and your bloodhound-like senses.
"Coaching changes are never fun, but in the situation, I think it should be welcomed. You keep your head coach, get a different perspective of how to coach the young kids, and give your university's football team a shot at improve dramatically. "
I will say that I like these moves as they seem a good use of resources and indeed, getting different eyes on some of our vulnerabilities will hopefully produce some good results. Some others have mentioned it, but I also like the idea of Hoke getting that much more time to be something of a supervisor and watch what goes on at each position.
Am I right? Or am I right?
I always thought it a little strange that a staff with the resources of a Michigan would have the head coach take responsibility for a particular unit, regardless of background.
Brady's biggest role (and strength, in my opinion) is acting as CEO over the staff. We wondered if loyalty and inflexibility would prevent him from making needed changes. This off-season, we're getting the answers we wanted.
I know Hoke and Mattisson are very passionate of DLine positions. But with these moves, it gives one prominent voice in these position groups that is needed with young talent. Learn one way with no confusion or worries of miscommunication. Also, it gives more time for Hoke and Matti more time to evaluate not only other positions, but game plans, and ensuring all are on the same page. I completely agree with this move(s).