Per Mamma Machado: From sources: Brady Hoke has been contacted about the OSU job, while Justin Wilcox and Matt Wells have not.
Just checked in and they said Michigan is laughing at us like we’re laughing at Nebraska. All seem disappointed. These are the same guys who loved Riley just because he was their coach (and hated him the second he left), so if nothing they’re loyal to their active coach. Yet, they do not want anything to do with Hoke.
Personally, I would take Tedford over Hoke. That is how badly I do not want Hoke.
Mamma Machado gave clues yesterday that it could be Hoke. She said it would be an interesting story line if he coached for the Beavs at Michigan next year, someone mentioned he’s invested in apartment complexes in Corvallis, is friends with Hoke from their days at Michigan in the mid 90s, and the real kicker is that Michigan is still paying a big part of his salary. I bet Bob D views this as a value hire and figures if things go wrong, who cares, Michigan is on the hook. That is a small-minded mentality and no way to run an AD. My fear is he will hire him out of nepotism (he knows him) and because he is cheap. This makes no sense with the rumor from last night, unless that rumor was for the VFC, which there’s an announcement for on Wednesday. So these could be unrelated things, and we could wind up with Hoke. Talk about a disaster…many at Blitz say they’d rather have Riley than Hoke.
If this goes down it will be an amazing feat for BDC to hire the one candidate everyone seems to agree they don’t want. There will be zero excitement over this guy. Rumors are he’s a jerk who mistreated his QB last year, too, so his bad resume isn’t the only problem.