With a combined 11 losses over his last two seasons at the helm of the Michigan football program, many believe coach Brady Hoke’s job security is in question in Ann Arbor, Mich.
That’s not the case, though, so says Wolverine athletic director Dave Brandon.
.@DaveBrandonAD on Hoke on hot seat: “Well thats websites and bloggers. It is nonsense. I’m looking forward to a great season coming up”
— Matt Dery (@dery1051) August 6, 2014
During a radio interview with Detroit Sports 105.1 FM Wednesday, Brandon spoke about his football coach’s job status.
“That’s websites and that’s bloggers and that’s social media and that’s all part of the game that’s played out there — let’s stir up controversy,” said Brandon. “This happens every year. I can’t do very much about that, other than (say), that’s nonsense.
“Brady and his staff are building something very important here. I believe strongly we’re moving in the right direction and I’m looking forward to a great a season coming up. All this hot seat stuff, to me, is just nonsense. I don’t pay any attention to it.”
Brandon has taken this stance all offseason, so the comments should not come as much of a surprise.
What will be surprising, though, is if the stance remains the same if Hoke has another poor season. Michigan went 7-6 in 2013 and 8-5 the season prior.