Michigan is on the right track
Despite a disappointing 2013, Brady Hoke and Big Blue are poised to rise
This may have clarified Hoke's job status, but for those who still think he should be on the hot seat, they should take a step back and view the coach's tenure in proper context. After all, there are many reasons to think the Maize and Blue program is still on an upward trajectory under Hoke.
Let's start by providing a bit of perspective on the decline over the second half of the 2013 campaign. Michigan's six losses occurred against teams that finished last season with a combined 57-22 record, and four of those defeats were by a total of 11 points. The bowl loss happened with a true freshman quarterback (Shane Morris) making his first start.
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