One of the problems with coaching at places like Michigan is dealing with expectations.
About a week and a half ago, I wrote a piece about Nebraska fans and their sense of entitlement that lit a fire under the Husker fan base. Most of what I said in that article could be true for Michigan as well.
There are whispers around the web that indicate that Michigan head football coach Brady Hoke may be on the hot seat. Even if he’s not actually on the hot seat in the eyes of the University of Michigan, his employer, the fact that it’s even being mentioned indicates that a considerable amount of Michigan fans and media feel like he should be.
That doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me.
Less than three seasons ago, Michigan fired Rich Rodriguez after he was only able to win 15 games in three seasons. Obviously, winning five games a year at any school, let alone Michigan, is enough to get you canned.
Enter Brady Hoke, a midwestern guy who knows Michigan and Michigan football. Hoke has spent...