Brady Hoke Through 48 Games

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The First 48

With the 34-10 win over Indiana, Brady Hoke has now coached 48 games for Michigan, with a record of 30-18. How does this compare with Michigan football coaches who have coached at least 48 games for the maize and blue?

48 W IU
Ties are counted as 0.5 win.

Arguments can be made all day that Brady Hoke should win more (or should win less) but hasn’t because of strength of schedule, talent inherited on the roster, coaching of that talent, ability to recruit and develop young talent, coulda/woulda/shoulda had another win/loss if it weren’t for a crazy play or bounce of the ball, desire to wear a headset, and so forth. The bottom line is that the same arguments could be made for most if not all of the head coaches in Michigan history who have coached at least 48 games.

National Championship Comparison

Comparing Hoke’s wins versus coaches who have won National Championships in the BCS era:
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Brady Hoke Wins in first 48 games: 30

  • Michigan Head Coach average is 36.4; Median is 37.5.
  • National Champ Head Coach average is 37.9; Median is 39.

The U of M data presented here were obtained in large part from the Bentley Library and its online information.

The information presented here for the national championship coaches was obtained from the football websites of the individual schools.

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