Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Michigan introduces Brady Hoke as new Head Football Coach

"A Michigan Man will coach Michigan."

Michigan Athletic Director Dave Brandon introduced Brady Hoke today as the 19th Head Football Coach at the University of Michigan.

Hoke, who coached the Michigan defensive line coach from 1995-2002, comes from San Diego State University, where he guided the Aztecs to a 9-4 record in 2010, including a win over Navy in the Poinsettia Bowl.

Brady Hoke proudly thanked former coach Rich Rodriguez for he and his coaches for their service to Michigan Football.

Hoke talked with passion about his connections to the "Michigan family."

"we understand what Michigan football means" Hoke said, 

"Character means something" said Hoke, who started his journey as an assistant coach with Bo Schembechler in 1980.

Hoke was very emotional talking about the players he called "family," and ended up his intro by saying "Go Blue!

My favorite quote was about growing up in Ohio..

"...I grew up in Ohio, I loved coach Hayes, but I was not a fan of that university."

Hoke talked about recruiting the Midwest and Michigan, and how it ties into the rivalries with Notre Dame, Michigan State, and Ohio State, saying 

"we take these very seriously"

Hoke constantly talked about the Michigan Family," and what it means to be the past of the Michigan Football program.

AD Dave Brandon says Hoke will sign a six year contract with Michigan.

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