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Hoke Out As University Of Michigan Football Coach

Jim Hackett
Andrew Cluley
89.1 WEMU
University of Michigan Interim Athletic Director Jim Hackett announces the firing of football coach Brady Hoke

The University of Michigan is looking for a new football coach, as Brady Hoke has been dismissed following a 5-7 season.  

Hoke took Michigan to a Sugar Bowl win and 11-2 record in 2011, but the team’s record has gotten worse in each of the last three seasons. 

Interim Athletic Director Jim Hackett says it was a difficult decision because Hoke excelled in some areas. "He's really earned the respect of all as being a value centered coach.  We need more men like him in sport today.  So you might ask how do you reconcile the tension between results and values," Hackett says.

Hackett says he’s looking for a coach that will win while maintaining the university’s values. 

Former assistant football coach Mike DeBord will oversee the program until a coach is named, but won’t be a candidate for the job.

Hackett won’t share his timeline for hiring a new coach.

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Like many, I first came to this area when I started school at the University of Michigan, then fell in love with the community and haven’t left. After graduating from U of M in the mid 1990’s I interned at WDET for several years, while also working a variety of jobs in Ann Arbor. Then in 1999 I joined the WEMU news team.
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