Brady Hoke Through 37 Games

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The First 37

With the 24-21 loss to Iowa, Brady Hoke has now coached 37 games for Michigan, with a record of 26-11.

37 Games L Iowa

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 37 games.

National Championship Comparison

Nat Champ 37 Games L Iowa

Summary

Avg Graph 37 Games L Iowa

Brady Hoke Wins in first 37 games: 26

  • Michigan Head Coach average is 26.8; Median is 28.5.
  • National Champ Head Coach average is 29.3; Median is 29.5.

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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Brady Hoke Through 36 Games

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The First 36

With the 27-19 triple overtime win over Northwestern, Brady Hoke has now coached 36 games for Michigan, with a record of 26-10.

36 Games W NW

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 36 games.

National Championship Comparison

36 Games W NW

Summary

Avg Graph 36 Games W NW

Brady Hoke Wins in first 36 games: 26

  • Michigan Head Coach average is 26.1; Median is 28.0.
  • National Champ Head Coach average is 28.5; Median is 28.5.

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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Brady Hoke Through 35 Games

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The First 35

With the 17-13 loss to Nebraska, Brady Hoke has now coached 35 games for Michigan, with a record of 25-10.

35 Games L Neb

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 35 games.

National Championship Comparison

Nat Champ 35 Games L Neb

Summary

Avg Graph 35 Games L Neb

Brady Hoke Wins in first 35 games: 25

  • Michigan Head Coach average is 25.4; Median is 27.0.
  • National Champ Head Coach average is 27.5; Median is 27.5.

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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Brady Hoke Through 34 Games

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The First 34

With the 29-6 loss to Michigan State, Brady Hoke has now coached 34 games for Michigan, with a record of 25-9.

34 Games L MSU

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 34 games.

National Championship Comparison

Nat Champ First 34 L MSU

Summary

Avg Graph 34 Games L MSU

Brady Hoke Wins in first 34 games: 25

  • Michigan Head Coach average is 25.0; Median is 26.5.
  • National Champ Head Coach average is 26.8; Median is 27.0.

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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Brady Hoke Through 33 Games

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The First 33

With the 63-47 victory over Indiana, Brady Hoke has now coached 33 games for Michigan, with a record of 25-8.

33 Games W Ind

Arguments can be made all day that Brady Hoke should win more (or won 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 33 games.

National Championship Comparison

Nat Champ First 33 W Ind

Hoke is holding his own in comparison to BCS-era National Championship Coaches. In Hoke’s first 33 games, he has the same number of victories at the same juncture as Nick Saban at Alabama; he has more through 33 games than Saban at LSU; Mack Brown at Texas; Pete Carroll at USC; and Bobby Bowden at Florida State.

Summary

Avg Graph 33 Games W INd

Brady Hoke Wins in first 33 games: 25

  • Michigan Head Coach average is 24.3; Median is 25.5.
  • National Champ Head Coach average is 25.9; Median is 26.0.

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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Brady Hoke Through 32 Games

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The First 32

With the 43-40 four overtime loss to Penn State, Brady Hoke has now coached 32 games for Michigan, with a record of 24-8.

32 Games L Penn St

Arguments can be made all day that Brady Hoke should win more (or won 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 32 games.

National Championship Comparison

Nat Champ First 32 Games L PSU

Hoke is holding his own in comparison to BCS-era National Championship Coaches. In Hoke’s first 32 games, he has now “fallen” into having the same number of victories at the same juncture as Nick Saban at both LSU and Alabama; he has more through 32 games than Mack Brown at Texas; Pete Carroll at USC; and Bobby Bowden at Florida State did.

Summary

Number Games Coached Avg Graph 32 Games PSU Lose

Brady Hoke Wins in first 32 games: 24

  • Michigan Head Coach average is 23.5; Median is 24.5.
  • National Champ Head Coach average is 25.3; Median is 25.5.

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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Brady Hoke Through 31 Games

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The First 31

With the 42-13 victory over Minnesota, Brady Hoke has now coached 31 games for Michigan, with a record of 24-7. Only Yost, Schembechler, Crisler, and Moeller had more wins than Brady Hoke in their first 31 games as Michigan Head Coach.

31 Games W Minn

Arguments can be made all day that Brady Hoke should have won more (or won less) but didn’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 31 games.

National Championship Comparison

Nat Champ First 31 Games W Minn

Hoke is holding his own in comparison to BCS-era National Championship Coaches. In Hoke’s first 31 games, he has more victories at the same juncture than Nick Saban at both LSU and Alabama; Mack Brown at Texas; Pete Carroll at USC; and Bobby Bowden at Florida State.

Summary

Number Games Coached Avg Graph 31 Games
Brady Hoke Wins in first 31 games: 24

  • Michigan Head Coach average is 22.9; Median is 24.
  • National Champ Head Coach average is 24.4; Median is 24.5.

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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Brady Hoke Through 30 Games

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The First 30

With the 24-21 victory over UConn, Brady Hoke has now coached 30 games for Michigan, with a record of 23-7. Despite all the hand-wringing about the team’s performance, the fact remains that only Yost, Schembechler, Crisler, and Moeller had more wins than Brady Hoke in their first 30 games as Michigan Head Coach.

30 Games W UConn

Arguments can be made all day that Brady Hoke should have won more (or won less) but didn’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 30 games.

National Championship Comparison

Nat Champ First 30 Games W U Conn

Hoke is holding his own in comparison to BCS-era National Championship Coaches. In Hoke’s first 30 games, he has more victories at the same juncture than Nick Saban at both LSU and Alabama; Mack Brown at Texas; Pete Carroll at USC; and Bobby Bowden at Florida State.

Summary

Brady Hoke Wins in first 30 games: 23

  • Michigan Head Coach average is 22.2; Median is 23.
  • National Champ Head Coach average is 23.7; Median is 24.

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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Brady Hoke Through 29 Games

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The First 29

With the 28-24 escape over Akron, Brady Hoke has now coached 29 games for Michigan, with a record of 22-7. Let’s take a deep breath after that game, and look at the big picture. Only Yost, Schembechler, Crisler, and Moeller had more wins than Brady Hoke in their first 29 games as Michigan Head Coach.

29 Games W

“But, they struggled against Akron,” one might argue. And Bo had teams that struggled at home against horrible Arizona and Navy teams. Carr’s squad lost The Game That Shall Never Be Mentioned. It happens. Arguments can be made all day that Brady Hoke should have won more (or won less) but didn’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 29 games.

National Championship Comparison

Nat Champ First 29 Games

Hoke is holding his own in comparison to BCS-era National Championship Coaches. In Hoke’s first 29 games, he has more victories at the same juncture than Nick Saban at both LSU and Alabama; Mack Brown at Texas; Pete Carroll at USC; and Bobby Bowden at Florida State.

Summary

Brady Hoke Wins in first 29 games: 22

  • Michigan Head Coach average is 21.5; Median is 22; Mode is 21.
  • National Champ Head Coach average is 22.8; Median is 23.5; Mode is 24.

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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Brady Hoke Through 28 Games

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The First 28

With the 41-30 Under The Lights II win over Notre Dame, Brady Hoke has now coached 28 games for Michigan, with a record of 21-7. Arguments can be made all day that he should have won more (or won less) but didn’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 28 games.

How to put Hoke’s record in context? Fergodsakes.com has developed two charts: one compares Coach Hoke with all Michigan football head coaches who have coached at least 28 games for the maize and blue; the other compares Coach Hoke to all BCS-era National Championship coaches and their first 28 games at their national title school.

Michigan

28 Games W

Fielding H. Yost did indeed go a perfect 28-0 in his first 28 games as Michigan’s Head Coach.

To relate Hoke’s 21 wins to the bigger picture, Kipke won 21 games in his first 28 (along with 3 ties!) and won two National Titles. Oosterbaan won 21 of 28 (with 2 ties) and won a National Title. Carr won 20 of 28 and won a National Title. Crisler won 23 of his first 28 (one National Title); and Yost won 28 of 28 (six National Titles).

National Championship Comparison

Nat Champ First 28 games W

Former Michigan offensive lineman (senior with Team 96) and Offensive Line Coach (1987-94) Les Miles was at 24 wins, along with Urban Meyer from his Florida days. Interestingly, Nick Saban had 20 wins in his first 28 games at both LSU and Alabama.

Summary

Brady Hoke Wins in first 28 games: 21.

  • Michigan Head Coach average is 21.0; Median is 21; Mode is 21.
  • National Champ Head Coach average is 22.0; Median is 22.5; Mode is 20.
  • 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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