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Brady Hoke not worried about being on the hot seat at Michigan

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If Brady Hoke is entering a make-or-break season for his tenure at Michigan, he’s not too concerned about it.

Entering his fourth year in Ann Arbor, Hoke has seen Michigan’s success decline since 2011’s 11-win Sugar Bowl season. The Wolverines won eight games in 2012 and then seven in 2013. Another slip toward mediocrity this fall and Hoke’s future could be far from certain.

Hoke, though, said at Big Ten Media Day on Monday in Chicago that he’s not concerned about his job security. Via the Detroit Free Press’ Mark Snyder:

“Believe me, we’re not satisfied with anything,” he said. “But to worry about what other people think? I’ve never worried about what other people think in anything I’ve done.”

Hoke went the diplomatic route and trumpeted Michigan’s graduation rates and said he’s most concerned about the academic success of his players. That’s fine and all, but if Hoke wants to continue to guide his student-athletes to a degree from a prestigious Big Ten school, he’ll probably have to win some more games.

Snyder has a good quote from Devin Gardner in his story on Hoke’s status, so give it a click.

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20 Responses to “Brady Hoke not worried about being on the hot seat at Michigan”
  1. 8to80texansblog says: Jul 28, 2014 3:48 PM

    No wonder the A&M defense is so bad…. their DC is moonlighting as a sports writer for the Detroit Free Press…..

  2. tigers182 says: Jul 28, 2014 4:00 PM

    Aren’t all of Hokes seats a little warm?

  3. mogogo1 says: Jul 28, 2014 4:03 PM

    Hoke seems like a good guy but I don’t think any coach in history made more out of a single good year. His entire claim to fame was that one great 12-1 year with Ball State but lost in the shuffle is that he still had a losing record for his career there. Then he went 13-12 in two years at San Diego State and somehow or other he winds up head coach at Michigan.

  4. dumbpollack says: Jul 28, 2014 4:10 PM

    He isn’t worried as long as his “life time contract w/ Nathan’s hot dogs” continues to be honored.

  5. tigersfandan says: Jul 28, 2014 4:32 PM

    He should worry. He might sweat off some weight.

    Oh wait… I’m supposed to let the non-Michigan fans make these jokes.

  6. brianincbus says: Jul 28, 2014 4:49 PM

    As long as he has an over-sized seat, I don’t think Flounder cares if it’s hot or not.

  7. mtheparrothead says: Jul 28, 2014 4:56 PM

    “Bradie hoke not worried about missing hot plate”.

    Yes I’m a Michigan fan, and yes he’s fat. For the same reason Ohio gals are. Buckeyes and brownies.

  8. barkleyblows says: Jul 28, 2014 5:04 PM

    As fatty would say…. Go Blow!!!

  9. cfballfan1 says: Jul 28, 2014 5:14 PM

    And if they don’t win 9 games this season, he’ll “be living in a van…..down by the river!”

  10. manik56 says: Jul 28, 2014 5:46 PM

    Let the new AD evaluate Hoke first.

  11. dcroz says: Jul 28, 2014 5:54 PM

    If Hoke is thinking that beating Appalachian State in the season opener will secure his job because Michigan will have gained its revenge seven years later, he’s dead wrong. Lose to them, though, and it won’t be that his seat will be warm, it will be that he will no longer have a seat.

  12. BrownsTown says: Jul 28, 2014 6:11 PM

    I do have to say that these fat jokes are getting pretty old. Not as old as 8th-year Senior, Devin Gardner, but old nonetheless.

    P.S. just kidding…..”Hoke is fat.”

  13. onebigredrocket says: Jul 28, 2014 6:39 PM

    No one can succeed at Michigan.

  14. barkleyblows says: Jul 28, 2014 9:19 PM

    I’m shocked Brady Poke didn’t eat himself out of college football yet.

    Go Blow!!

  15. polegojim says: Jul 29, 2014 12:05 AM

    I’d feel better if he and Brandon talked more about their plan to get things done, than they do about not worrying about the Hot Seat.

    Get the job done and you won’t have to worry about it. At least compete for a B1G title. Right now, I see nothing close to it and BOTH should be concerned.

    I want to see concern and determination, not a casual approach and letting guys off the hook before the season even starts.

  16. msennett says: Jul 29, 2014 8:13 AM

    Brady Hoke is Lane Kiffin without the attitude. He really has not much to show for his career but keeps landing better and better jobs. This is the put up or shut up year for him. He knows it.

  17. dumbpollack says: Jul 29, 2014 8:14 AM

    Face it, he’s in over his head.

  18. revrn2 says: Jul 29, 2014 8:15 AM

    If Hoke was 12-0 last year or even 10-2 nobody would be saying anything but if all you got is “he’s fat” you got nothing. ANd the commentaters are probably fat too. at least between the ears. I want a coach that can win consistently I don’t care what they look like.
    Nobody said anything about dumbo ears when he was winning at ND, or about lard ass woody when he was winning. Quit worrying about what they look like worry about what they can or cannot do. Start winning every weekend Brady. I ‘ll buy you the donuts if thats what it takes.

  19. tigersfandan says: Jul 29, 2014 12:56 PM

    dcroz says:
    Jul 28, 2014 5:54 PM
    If Hoke is thinking that beating Appalachian State in the season opener will secure his job because Michigan will have gained its revenge seven years later, he’s dead wrong. Lose to them, though, and it won’t be that his seat will be warm, it will be that he will no longer have a seat.
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    I highly doubt that Hoke thinks winning the season opener will secure his job.

  20. cubano76 says: Jul 29, 2014 1:08 PM

    Don’t worry about it being hot, I would worry about it being a BIG & STURDY seat.

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