Is Brady Hoke pointing towards a return to Michigan?
Ball State Head Coach Brady Hoke could be in line to become the 18th Head Football Coach in Michigan Football history. Hoke, a former asst. coach under Lloyd Carr, has been Head Coach of the Ball State University Cardinals since December 18, 2002. In his five years at the helm, Hoke has re-built the program of his alma mater. As a player, Hoke was a four-year letter winner at Ball State from 1977-1980 and was team captain his senior season. As a coach, Hoke led the Cardinals to a 7-5 record this season and a berth in the International Bowl against Rutgers University on January 5, 2008 in Toronto, Canada. Overall, Hoke is 22-36 in his five (5) seasons as Head Coach of the Cardinals. For a closer look at Hoke and his Ball State Cardinals, you can check out the 2007 Football Media Guide (.pdf). [Hoke's profile is on page 20.]
Hoke was on the Michigan staff from 1995-2002. He joined the team in 1995 (Coach Carr's first year as Head Coach) and served as the Defensive Ends Coach for two seasons. He was then promoted to Defensive Line Coach which he did from 1997-2001. In 2002, Hoke added the title of Associate Head Coach to his duties as Defensive Line Coach. Now after being gone for five (5) seasons, Hoke may be asked to return as Head Coach of the Wolverines. Go Blue!
*Note: Photo of Brady Hoke by Danny Moloshok/The Michigan Daily
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