Michigan Football: Tidbits from MaizeMan — Hoke is going to be our coach in 2014
This is a small sample of MaizeMan’s post on the message board.
1) It has been a very rough 4 weeks. From what I understand all the talk about whether Hoke should be replaced is worthless. Hoke is going to be our coach in 2014. The better discussion is? What kind of coach will Hoke be in 2014? Because I for one believe we see a much different coach, a much different approach, I much more assertive coach. The reason he has no choice, he either adjusts or he puts his career at UM in danger.Let’s review:
Hoke came to UM after a process in which posters to this day criticize Brandon. We can argue this point (although Brandon knew exactly what he was doing as I very clearly explained in previous posts), but Hoke came off a very successful season at SDSU in which he received a lot of acclaim for turning around a very bad program. And during that season, his offense was one of the top offenses in the country and had both a top WR and a top RB.
Hoke brought a good deal of coaches with him and was successful in hiring Mattison to run his defense and with Denard at QB (and a pretty weak big 10), he managed to play in a BCS bowl game his first year, beating VA tech in a game in which our offense looked pretty familiar as it compares to today.
Hoke’s early success (as it turned out) may have been one of the reasons for today’s issues. That early success reinforced that the way he ran the program at SDSU in exactly how he should run it at UM.2) Hoke needs to surround himself with the absolute best people. since his style is to be a CEO type, he needs to find a “Mattison” for the offense.
And while we are on this topic, some of the best CEO’s surround themselves not with people who are buddies, who always tell the CEO what he wants to hear, but is not afraid to put his own job on the line by challenging decisions made by the CEO. I do not get that sense with this staff, even with Mattison (who I think Hoke is much closer to because he is the DC).
To finish, I expect to see a much tougher Hoke in 2014, I expect practices and S&C program to be stepped up a notch, I expect to see a bunch of young players pushing for PT. If not, then I will be the first to report that UM’s program is in bad shape. But, I think 2013 was a much needed learning experience and good news is coming.
Lets keep this class together and move forward.
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