Grading The New CFB Coaching Hires

Brady Hoke, Michigan
Text: Stewart Mandel
Photo: Steven King/Icon SMI

Brady Hoke, Michigan

Grade: A-

While Jim Harbaugh would have been an A , Hoke is very much what Michigan needs in the wake of the polarizing Rich Rodriguez era: An old-school Midwesterner with ties to the program (he served on Lloyd Carr's staff for eight years) who happens to have impressive credentials. Anyone that can win 12 games at Ball State and make San Diego State relevant again knows how to build a program.

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