You cannot fire Brady Hoke. That is not the smart move as Michigan’s season continues to spiral.
When programs change head coaches too often, they normally fail. However, there needs to be a serious meeting between Michigan Athletic Director David Brandon and Hoke. There needs to be a sacrifice to appease Michigan fans and to make this team better. Hoke must be willing to sacrifice Offensive Coordinator Al Borges. He must go.
If Hoke is unwilling to let him go then Brandon should fire Hoke.
Michigan is in shambles now. The Wolverines blew a 21-7 lead and lost Saturday to Iowa. Michigan is not supposed to lose 14-point leads. Michigan is a miracle field goal away against Northwestern from a three-game losing streak, a 6-5 record heading into Ohio State and being a hot candidate for the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl in Detroit.
The Wolverines have lost five of their last six to Michigan State and must watch the Spartans play in their second Big Ten championship in three years. Quite frankly this is embarrassing to a once powerful program. You used to watch Michigan football to see how far the program could go. Now you watch the Wolverines to see if they can bounce back.
This is not just a Brady Hoke issue.
Michigan has not won a Big Ten title in 10 seasons. It has not been to the Rose Bowl since 2007 and is 2-6 in its last eight bowl games.
This is not Michigan football. It has not been for a while.
The offense looked atrocious against Iowa. The primary reason the Wolverines led by two touchdowns was because of the defense. But once Iowa stopped turning the ball over the offense did nothing. I did not blame Borges for the Michigan State shut down because his offense was overwhelmed. But this team needed better coaching against Iowa.
Michigan needs a shake up. Borges should be on the chopping block.