Jon Hoke has been an NFL assistant since 2002. His last stint in college was as Florida defensive coordinator under Steve Spurrier from 1999-2001, and now the Head Ball Coach is trying to reel his former assistant back to the SEC, according to reports.
South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier is trying to hire Chicago Bears defensive backs coach Jon Hoke to lead the Gamecocks defense next season, according to multiple sources.
This would be the third time Spurrier, since arriving at South Carolina, has attempted to lure Hoke back to the college game. Hoke was Spurrier’s defensive coordinator at Florida from 1999-2001 and has coached in the NFL with the Houston Texans and Chicago Bears ever since. Spurrier reached out to Hoke upon arriving in Columbia in 2004 (hired John Thompson) and in 2007 (hired Brian VanGorder and ultimately Ellis Johnson).
Hoke, who is the older brother of former Michigan head coach Brady Hoke, helped Spurrier and Florida win 29 games during his three seasons in Gainesville.