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Dave Brandon insists talk of Brady Hoke being on hot seat is ‘nonsense’

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Re-hashing what he said last month, Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon said Thursday any notion of Brady Hoke being on the hot seat is “nonsense.”

Via MLive.com, Brandon had this to say on a Detroit area radio station Thursday morning:

“That’s websites and that’s bloggers and that’s social media and that’s all part of the game that’s played out there — let’s stir up controversy,” Brandon said during an afternoon radio interview with Detroit Sports 105.1 FM. “This happens every year. I can’t do very much about that, other than (say), that’s nonsense.

“Brady and his staff are building something very important here. I believe strongly we’re moving in the right direction and I’m looking forward to a great a season coming up. All this hot seat stuff, to me, is just nonsense. I don’t pay any attention to it.”

Perhaps Brandon is telling the truth. While Michigan’s arrow has pointed down the last two years, the program is only three years removed from an 11-2 season and Sugar Bowl victory.

Hoke fired offensive coordinator Al Borges after last season and paid up to bring in Doug Nussmeier from Alabama, and giving him only one year with his new offensive coordinator may be short-sighted, too.

But then again, what are the odds Brandon would go on a radio station and say his coach is on the hot seat? There’s a reason why “the dreaded vote of confidence” is a thing in sports. Brandon isn’t going to tip his hand until he sees how things go in Ann Arbor this fall, so for now, of course he’s going to say everything is fine and he doesn’t expect to have to can Hoke.

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7 Responses to “Dave Brandon insists talk of Brady Hoke being on hot seat is ‘nonsense’”
  1. sparty0n says: Aug 7, 2014 9:52 AM

    Give it 3 months…..

  2. brianincbus says: Aug 7, 2014 9:55 AM

    Flounder will be on the hot seat for sure, if he’s not already after they go 8-4 while losing to tOSU again.

  3. angelojg21 says: Aug 7, 2014 10:29 AM

    Please don’t fire him said every other B1G head coach.

  4. manik56 says: Aug 7, 2014 11:04 AM

    When Brandon is fired in three months then Brady Hoke can be on the hot seat. I will look forward to Michigan’s new advertising campaign making fun at how bad they used to be and how improved the product is now. Everyone does that after Brandon leaves the helm.

  5. irishdodger says: Aug 7, 2014 11:07 AM

    I’m no Meatchicken fan, but it seems when teams are expected to have a poor season, they defy the public sentiment & turn in an impressive year. I think Michigan & Florida will have bounce back years. Michigan has more of an excuse than Florida…but not much.

  6. overratedgators says: Aug 7, 2014 11:17 AM

    Actually, I believe Michigan and Florida have the SAME excuse: blaming Urban Meyer.

  7. irishdodger says: Aug 7, 2014 2:25 PM

    Touche. But Florida is loaded w/ talent….John L. Smith couldn’t screw that up….oops…bad example

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