The Michigan Wolverines football team has been in a downward spiral for close to two full years now, which has led to heavy criticism and angry towards Brady Hoke.
Hoke has been the coach at Michigan since 2011, but has only produced a bowl victory in one season as coach. Hoke has a loss to South Carolina in 2012 and one to Kansas State last season in bowl games, but beat Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl in 2011. Michigan is not bowl eligible this season.
Through the losses, Hoke’s decision making skills, and player development has hounded him for years, and now interim Athletic Director Jim Hackett will meet with Hoke regarding his future on Tuesday (ESPN’s Dan Murphy reporting). Hoke will address the team at 3:00 PM Tuesday as well, although that meeting was previously scheduled.
Hoke will be remembered for silly sideline antics such as clapping nonstop, not wearing a headset, and burning timeouts far too early in games. Hoke is a good man who may have been a Michigan man, but was the wrong choice for the position. Many will say, “They should have kept Rich Rodriguez,” but 6 wins in 3 years isn’t much better. Hoke has an overall 30-21 record as Michigan head coach, but the last two seasons simply have been disastrous, so a change may not be the worst thing in the world.