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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Brady Hoke: Big Ten's top coach in 2011-12

Courtesy Zimbio
In case you haven't heard, and I'm not sure the University of Michigan's fans would let that happen, head football coach Brady Hoke has been honored as the conference's coach of the year.

The first year coach has completely flipped the Rich Rodriguez-era and transformed the Wolverines into surprise BCS contenders. Despite the accolades, it was basically his award to lose.

Wisconsin's Brett Beilema and Michigan State's Mark Dantonio were the only other coaches with a shot, but even they weren't in the same type of situation as Hoke.

He helped turn a defense that was once worst in the conference into one of its best, and his offense, despite its imperfections, found a way to be effective all season long.

Kudos to him, there wasn't another candidate as deserving as him, now, just keep winning with your players in the future and don't pull a Charlie Weis.

3 comments:

Zach Sepanik said...

I'm not a Michigan fan, but what Brady Hoke did with the University of Michigan football team was remarkable. He turned around a team that was no better than so-so and made them a contender with an outstanding 10-2 record, in only his first season at the helm. Things can only continue to get better. Although, I think the hiring of Urban Meyer at Ohio State is going to become quite the rivalry, both on the field and in terms of recruiting.

Cam said...

Hoke ended up as the perfect fit for the Michigan job. You can see in his press conferences the pure passion he has for Michigan football, I can't imagine what his pre-game prep talks and Halftime speeches are like. Also I like the fact that he operates more of a football CEO in that he gives his coordinators so much free reign rather than trying to push a certain agenda or system (*cough RichRod)

JLYNN said...

His passion for the game is exactly why he deserved this honor. He really helped that team excell.