Former Michigan Wolverines coach Brady Hoke is joining the Carolina Panthers as a defensive line coach. This news was reported by Alex Marvez of Sporting News on Twitter.
Hoke, who is certainly most famous for his tenure with Michigan, has also been the head coach for Ball State and San Diego State. Most recently, he was the assistant head coach and defensive line coach for the Tennessee Volunteers before being promoted to interim head coach for the final two games of last season.
For those wondering, the Vols would lose those two games.
With an overall head coaching record of 78-72, his resume might not scream greatness, but Hoke has long been considered an excellent coach when his role is not overseeing the welfare of an entire program. Basically, as an assistant, he’s good.
Following his not so great run with the Wolverines, Hoke ended up in Oregon, but was not retained by Willie Taggart after the firing of Mark Helfrich. After that, he found his way to Tennessee.
Only time will tell how this all works out, but it is certainly worth noting that Hoke has never coached in the NFL in any capacity. This is a completely new endeavor for the 59-year-old.