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Brady Hoke hired as Michigan football coach

January 11, 2011 |  1:42 pm

Hoke_300 Brady Hoke is leaving San Diego State to become the new Michigan football coach, Athletic Director Dave Brandon announced Tuesday.

“He is a terrific coach and will be a great ambassador and leader for our football program," Brandon said of Hoke, a former defensive line coach at Michigan. "We look forward to having him build a championship program on the field and in the classroom.”

The announcement came hours after LSU announced Les Miles, who had interviewed for the Michigan job, would remain as the Tigers coach. Hoke replaces Rich Rodriguez, who was fired last week after three seasons with the Wolverines.

Hoke -- who also coached his alma mater, Ball State, from 2003-08 -- will be introduced as the Wolverines coach in a news conference Wednesday.

-- Chuck Schilken

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Photo: Brady Hoke. Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel / US Presswire

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