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Michigan hires Brady Hoke as head coach

Michigan announced on Tuesday that Brady Hoke has been hired as the Wolverines' head coach.

Hoke had been the head coach at San Diego State the past two seasons, leading the Aztecs to a 9-4 record and Poinsettia Bowl win over Navy this season. Before that, Hoke was the head coach at Ball State from 2003-2008.

Here's the key part: Hoke was an assistant coach at Michigan from 1995-2002. He also grew up in Dayton, Ohio, so his roots in Big Ten country are definitely there.

"He is a terrific coach and will be a great ambassador and leader for our football program," Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon said in a statement. "We look forward to having him build a championship program on the field and in the classroom."

Once Les Miles announced earlier on Tuesday that he was staying at LSU, Michigan did not waste a lot of time announcing the Hoke hiring. Miles reportedly met with Michigan officials on Monday about the job.

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