Official: Michigan Hires Hoke As Football Coach

The University of Michigan announced today on its official sports site and Twitter feed that it had hired former San Diego State football coach Brady Hoke as its new football coach.

Michigan hires Hoke

Hoke, who most recently spent six years turning around the Ball State football program and two years as head football coach at San Diego State, was defensive line for eight seasons under coach Lloyd Carr at Michigan. Read more…

Report: Hoke To Ann Arbor For UM Job Interview

The Rivals.com Michigan football website reports Tuesday afternoon:

Report: Brady Hoke to interview in Ann Arbor for Michigan job

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: Read more…