Brady Hoke to make $500k at UT

Submitted by skegemogpoint on March 3rd, 2017 at 2:55 PM

half a million $ for a DL coach.  Just goes to show, it pays to be a good guy.



March 3rd, 2017 at 3:02 PM ^

I am always amused at people who worry about what somebody else makes.  To me anyways, a person is worth EXACTLY what somebody else is willing to pay them to come to work - not a penny more or a penny less.  Are move stars "worth" 10s of millions of dollars per movie?  Yes - cause somebody is willing to pay it.  Are baseball players "worth" 25MM a year to hit 240?  Yes - cause somebody is willing to pay it.  And is Brady Hoke "worth" 500K per year to coach D Lineman?  Yes - cause Tennessee was willing to pay it.

Unless Brady went into the negotiations with a gun and not a pen I say good for him.  He got exactly what he was worth.


March 3rd, 2017 at 3:24 PM ^

who's worrying?  More power to Hoke.  I hope he makes as much $$$ as he can.  If the guy was a dick, he likely wouldn't have gotten another quality job so soon after 2 pretty awful outcomes.  He may be a good DL coach.  He most certainly is a good dude.


March 3rd, 2017 at 3:48 PM ^

Yeah, this is all fine and dandy until they whip out the dreaded "benchmarking study" though, wherein they will compare what you and your group does to totally dissimilar group across companies in the same business and then attempt to draw conclusions from that. That's when you find them suggesting that some should be paid pennies where once there were dollars. 


March 3rd, 2017 at 4:08 PM ^

Lol that's not how it works. "Worth" is not the same as "how much I get paid."

That said, I will NEVER fault a guy for extracting maximum salary from an employer. Hoke has a good agent, as he proved at Michigan (negotiating with Brandon).

$500k seems reasonable to me.


March 3rd, 2017 at 8:51 PM ^

I don't see a lot of people worrying, but I think it's always interesting to compare intrinsic value vs extrinsic or market value.  Besides, it's always fun to come here for the snarky comments and gifs.

AFAIC, anyone who had to be David Brandon's sock puppet and take the heat for David Brandon's paleolithic offense deserves to make as much money as he wants for the rest of his life.


March 3rd, 2017 at 11:39 PM ^


Are you really worth a $10M salad just because your dad ejaculated you?


Are you really deserving of that raise his because a boss would rather pay for it than a corner bj (girl) or because you golf with him (guy)?

Trust me, I'm well paid, and I come from an upscale family. I'm not mad about what I was given. . . But to state that "someone paid me this, therefore I am worth it" . . . Does not account for other undue factors.

Your argument is akin to Saban saying "I got away with it, so its legal"

Swayze Howell Sheen

March 4th, 2017 at 10:44 AM ^

Personally i couldn't care less what Brady Hoke makes, and certainly it doesn't "worry" me.

That said, the statement "person is worth EXACTLY what somebody else is willing to pay them to come to work" is pretty ridiculous. It assumes that there is a completely free market and that there is an inherent fairness and meritocracy at work. Anyone who lives in the real world (as I think you do, actually) knows that there are plenty of times where the odds are stacked in someone's favor and the result is an unfair system that is gamed to benefit some but not others. The end result of that: some people get paid way more than they should be, and others way less. That doesn't mean that this is what they're "worth" but rather is some combination of their worth, luck, circumstance, connections, and a host of other factors. 





March 4th, 2017 at 2:39 AM ^

That crazy video has over 40K hits.  And now someone is pissed at Hoke for taking credit for being a masterful erhu player.  He's an international villain now.

Drugs or excessive masturbation has to be the reason for this video, nothing else explains it.


March 3rd, 2017 at 3:16 PM ^

The whole "Brady Hoke is a great guy" narrative drives me insane.  As far as I can tell it's based largely upon him clapping a lot and speaking in a folksy manner.


March 3rd, 2017 at 4:15 PM ^

He's a for real good dude.

I have fun with his Fred Flintstone persona but I said hi to Brady once in passing (not wanting to take his time) and he made it a 15 minute conversation. Players and people who have spent real time with him say glowing things about him.

Brady loves Michigan, got his dream job and then couldn't pull it off. That sad story doesn't mean we can't crack jokes or that he should still be in Ann Arbor, but being angry people like him as a person is absurd.


March 3rd, 2017 at 4:25 PM ^

Maybe "drives me insane" was a poor choice of words.  In reality I just find it really confusing.  I'm not confused that people who have met him like him, I'm confused by the people who haven't but talk about what a great guy he is like it's an indisputable fact.  Plenty of people have met Rich Rodriguez and think he's a great dude, but no one on Mgoblog brings it up apropos of nothing (and that's fine, I don't think they should, it's just the disconnect that confuses me).


March 3rd, 2017 at 5:31 PM ^

Plenty of people have met Rich Rodriguez and think he's a great dude, but no one on Mgoblog brings it up apropos of nothing

I know some people who have interacted with RR and don't like him.  Now, obviously there are others who do like him.  But he was a polarizing guy.

Hoke OTOH was pretty much able to get along with everyone when he was here.


March 3rd, 2017 at 5:15 PM ^

For two seasons (when he was the DL coach) we parked a couple spots away from his parents in the Victors lot. His entire family are genuinely wonderful people. I remember the game when Cato June suffered a scary injury. Brady was in tears after the game when he told us that Cato would be ok. He truly loves his players.