February 7th, 2014 at 3:29 PM ^

I actually thought Hoke did a good job coaching the interior line last year. Sure the defensive ends sucked and didn't get any pressure, but Will Henry showed a lot of improvement and Hoke converted undersized Black into a solid interior line presence.

Forgive me.

February 7th, 2014 at 5:11 PM ^

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.

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February 7th, 2014 at 6:00 PM ^

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.


February 7th, 2014 at 6:34 PM ^

"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. 

Cold War

February 7th, 2014 at 6:58 PM ^

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.


February 8th, 2014 at 6:55 AM ^

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).