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|5 years 32 weeks ago||on 47-50, etc.||
I agree with your criticisms of the search process itself, but not your criticisms of Hoke and the choice to hire him. Of course if it was Hoke after Harbaugh, it should have been done a week ago. But can we please be substantive in our examination of this man's coaching skills?
First, everyone please stop citing his overall 47-50 record as evidence of his mediocrity. *That's the kind of overall record you end up with, when you turn around a crappy program, leave for another gig after a big year, and then turn around another crappy program.
Before assuming he will run off Denard, can we look at exactly what kind of offensive schemes he and Borges have used in the past? How successful has he been offensively when playing against tougher competition (like TCU this year)?
Before assuming the defense "should" be better because of returning starters--let's picture GERG on the sidelines again and realize that, no, it could easily have stayed the same if the same coaches were in place. If the defense is noticeably better, tackles well, knows how to keep contain, knows what gaps to play in, etc. the coaches will deserve credit for that.
We're all frustrated with how this whole thing went down, but on the subject of Brady Hoke...substance please.