An interesting choice given that it was Michigan’s defense that was the stronger unit in Hoke’s years at Michigan. Just don’t let him near the offense, though.
Maybe Hoke is just one of those guys who’s better as an assistant than a head coach. The Ducks are surely counting on that. Will he be successful going back, a la Lane Kiffin, or will the failure as a head coach carry on as an assistant, a la Greg Robinson after Syracuse?
Then again, can Oregon’s defense get that much worse?