The Rivals.com Michigan football website reports Tuesday afternoon:
Sources tell us (San Diego State head football coach Brady) Hoke has informed his staff he would meet with Michigan, with a plane en route to pick him up and bring him back to Ann Arbor. Due to the travel schedule it is unlikely an announcement would come today, but if a deal is made, it could be announced Wednesday.
Further fueling speculation that San Diego State head football coach Brady Hoke could be Michigan’s next head football coach was that the private plane used by Michigan Athletic Director Dave Brandon to travel to Baton Rouge to meet with Les Miles was seen flying to John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California today. (Airport is located between L.A. and San Diego.)
Brent Schrotenboer of the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE also reported today that Hoke was recruiting in the vicinity of John Wayne airport.
On December 10, 2010, Schrotenboer reported a conversation he had with current San Diego State President Stephen Weber about Hoke’s career aspiration:
When Weber interviewed Hoke for the SDSU job in late 2008, Weber said he asked Hoke, “How do you see this position at San Diego State fitting in with the arc of your career?”
“He said the end of that arc was head coach of the University of Michigan,” Weber said. “I don’t think I’d want a coach who didn’t have that kind of aspiration.”
For that reason it should come as no surprise that Hoke does not own a home in San Diego and that he hasn’t signed the new contract recently offered him by San Diego State.
That contract included upping Hoke’s buyout to $1.5 million from $1 million in exchange for increased compensation.