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Coach Brady Hoke fired at Michigan

3 years 10 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, December 02 2014 Dec 2, 2014 December 02, 2014 2:40 PM December 02, 2014 in Sports
Source: Associated Press
By: Noah Trister

ANN ARBOR, MI - Michigan has fired football coach Brady Hoke after four seasons.

Interim athletic director Jim Hackett made the announcement Tuesday after weeks of speculation about Hoke's future.

The Wolverines have struggled to regain their status among the top programs in the Big Ten, much less college football.

Hoke was an assistant at Michigan before turning around San Diego State and Ball State as a head coach. After he replaced Rich Rodriguez, the Wolverines won the Sugar Bowl and finished the 2011 season 11-2.

Hoke's recruits were well regarded, but the results on the field didn't measure up. Michigan went 8-5 in 2012 and 7-6 in 2013. This season, they were 5-7. Hoke was 31-20 overall at Michigan.

LSU head football coach Les Miles has been courted for the head coach position in 2007 and 2010. Miles grew up in Ohio and played for Michigan alongside Hackett.

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