Official Brady Hoke Thank You Posbang

Submitted by Black Socks on December 2nd, 2014 at 12:03 AM

Regardless of what happens to Brady Hoke, it cannot be denied that he loves Michigan and gave 100%.  I speak for MGoBlog when I wish him the best of luck in the future, wherever he is.  Let's get some posbang mojo going here.

Thanks for your commitment to M coach Hoke.



December 2nd, 2014 at 8:17 AM ^

to grossly fail at his job and set our school/team back another half decade.

I don't understand this whole "oh poor Brady Hoke" mentality. He's going to make more in his severance package than I likely will in my lifetime. I don't feel an ounce of pity for him and he can get the fuck out.


December 2nd, 2014 at 10:06 AM ^

You need to take some time off - he was left with a mess and this program has not been set back another 5 years.  The roster is in better shape than when he found it - he also beat ohio and msu for the first time since 2003 & 2007.  Oh yeah, they did win the Sugar Bowl, but that's probably far too insignificant for you.

I guarantee you wouldn't have the guts to say that to his face.

Mr. Yost

December 2nd, 2014 at 7:31 AM ^

Is you say this so clearly, yet some still don't understand...

If this thread is titled Brady Hoke "Thank You" Posbang (even though Posbang isn't needed either) --- I don't think it rubs people the wrong way.

In the OP all you have to say is "For those who wish to post a thank you or encouraging words towards Coach Hoke."

This is also premature. I've been told by someone I trust that it's official (he's gone). But I don't make a thread about it and I would assume you'd save the "Thank you posbang" just like you'd save the "It's happened! He's gone! Hoke's Out! Posbang" for AFTER the announcement.

Nonetheless, just don't call something official unless it is. And don't speak for a bunch of people who literally post on the blog so that they may speak for themselves.


December 2nd, 2014 at 12:07 AM ^

Wish things could have worked out better.  Probably shouldn't be speaking in past tense seen as how he still is the Head Coach of the University of MIchigan Football Team.  


If he is let go of his duties, I'm looking forward to reading Brian's send-off post assuming there is one. 


December 2nd, 2014 at 1:31 AM ^

that while very likely it's not in any way a done deal that he's absolutely gone. In fact, I'll repeat that unless Hackett has more than a hunch about who the next coach is the timing is equally valid to retain him as it is to fire him/let him "resign". AGAIN, I think he's gone but not so sure that I'm even assuming it. The worst possible scenario is dumping Hoke and the staff with NO IDEA who the hire will be right now. Not even a short list where you know one of them will take the job. Think about that! The reasons most say we have to fire him ASAP (public image, HC named and working, recruiting, etc) are the same to retaining him ASAP. I think he's gone but I do not rule out retention with Hackett demanding a staff overhaul of almost everyone. Hackett's "big hire" may be a guy like Wheatley and/or an OL guru, giving Wheatley an Associate HC title? Why is this a possibility, even ever so small? The next coach, whether hired this Winter, a year or three from now HAS TO BE A HOMERUN. The next "rebuild" cannot fail if we wish to merely hold onto the cache we've earned over a hundred years. Minds & hearts change faster and faster these days. I have young family that are msu fans because they've never seen a good UM team despite family alums and across the board fandom in my immediate & extended family. osu fans are creeping into SE MI at an alarming rate, etc. Michigan isn't the biggest of the very few games in town anymore. Every team is on TV now. Baylor is a power, Oregon is a power. Boise went from a laughing stock to juggernaut under a decade! Parity is everywhere and having tins of money doesn't mean what it used to. We have great facilities that didn't help the team win and a giant stadium that looks sad when it's even 10% empty, let alone attendance this year. THE NEXT HIRE HAS TO BE A HOMERUN. If another year of Hoke ensures we don't gamble on 4 years of some cast off hire, we take a mulligan and hope for better options next year. I can see that train of thought and would mean we were quietly turned down (at least for the moment) by the guys we wanted. It could happen. Possibly but, again, unlikely, IMO.

rob f

December 2nd, 2014 at 4:13 AM ^

OK, three thoughts on your paragraph:

1) Retaining Hoke, regardless of reason, would be a big mistake.

2) I don't recall anyone considering Boise St. a "laughing stock", mostly because hardly anyone even had heard of them over a decade ago.

3) Paragraphs, my friend, are our friend.  Especially to someone waking and trying to read at this time in the morning.


December 2nd, 2014 at 7:12 AM ^

We all want the next coach to be a home run. But the fact remains that an automated clapping machine could probably get us the same amount of wins as Hoke next year. There is nothing that states the next coach must be here forever. Even one bandaid year to stop the bleeding from a recruiting and institutional competence standpoint would be better than keeping Hoke. Great guy no doubt, but just imagine the hot seat for next year. Next year we have a large class coming in and while Hoke has proven to be a good recruiter in the past, that time is over. Time to move forward.

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December 2nd, 2014 at 8:13 AM ^

What makes you think that we have a better chance of hiring a home run next year instead of this year? And if we did keep Hoke on, do we then not fire him next year if we don't have a big time coach lined up? At some point you have just get rid of the guy in charge and figure it out from there. We have reached that point already.


December 2nd, 2014 at 12:10 AM ^

Thanks Brady!

I know we're all disappointed in the team and in Brady as a coach, but there is no denying it is a really tough job. I'm pretty sure I would fail if I tried to run a college football program, and I bet that's true for most of us MGoBloggers. We have every right to demand better, but I'm still grateful for the time and effort that BH, GM, etc put into the program.

Thanks and Go Blue!

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December 2nd, 2014 at 12:10 AM ^

Great guy, with an unmatched passion for Michigan, fergodsakes.

I'll never forget that press conference, and his ability to keep players from transferring. 


December 2nd, 2014 at 12:33 AM ^


Thanks for the photo op coach!

All joking aside, he's a good man and a hell of a football coach -- when he is handling defensive linemen. Good luck to Coach Hoke in whatever he does moving forward, because as has been stated many times, he is a good man who loves this University and is more upset than anyone that he couldn't get it done here.


December 2nd, 2014 at 12:17 AM ^

Michigan man until the end he loves this program and he loves this university. Its too bad it didnt work out. Hope he ends up at a great program would be nice to match up against his team wherever he ends up

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December 2nd, 2014 at 12:18 AM ^

Not to be a dick, but I honestly can't think of one thing to thank him for. What about the BBQ, was that Hoke or RichRod? If it's Hoke, thanks for that because that seems like a cool tradition.