Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Brady Hoke of Michigan

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Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)
With all the great things that have been happening since Brady Hoke came to Michigan, everyone forgets the kind of mess Michigan was in when they first brought him in. Michigan was coming off one of its poorest seasons in years, and they were bringing in a coach with an under .500 career record. The only reassurance Michigan fans were getting was the "he's a good guy" speeches from the hiring staff.
With the great season Michigan had last year, his slogans and terminological has been used across the country by football coaches, and his reputation has skyrocketed in just a matter of months. When Hoke stated "This is Michigan, fergodsakes" after being asked if the Michigan job was an elite job, a whole marketing campaign was born with posters and promotional videos galore. What really got everyone on board with Hoke was the victory over Ohio State, proving what his job is mostly about. 
So what's the future of the great Hoke? Well if he keeps on winning, his statements and offbeat but warming personality will win him a saint's reputation, but if there is ever a turn for the worse, everyone will just think he's lost his mind.