Brady Hoke 2011 –
Following the firing of Rich Rodriguez as Michigan’s head football coach, Hoke’s was named his replacement.Fox Sports analyst and Ball State alumnus Jason Whitlock wrote an impassioned column calling Hoke “the perfect coach for Michigan.”

“Brady Hoke loves hard. He loves his family, his players, his assistant coaches, Ball State football and Michigan football. You think winning 12 games and getting into the BCS conversation is difficult at Stanford? Try doing it at Ball State. … Jim Harbaugh’s 12-1 can’t touch Brady Hoke’s 12-1. … Michigan is his destination job. He has no interest…

Rich Rodriguez 2008 –
During the 1985-1986 season, Rodriguez served as a student assistant coach under head coach Don Nehlen and graduated with a Physical Education and Safety degree. In 1986, he moved to what was then Salem College (now Salem International University) where he served as special teams coordinator and secondary coach. In 1987, he became Salem’s defensive coordinator and in 1988 took over as head coach. At 24 years old, he was the youngest college head coach in the country. He was 2-8 in his first season as head coach, after which the college announced it was dropping its football program. In 1989, he…
Lloyd Carr 1995-2007
Lloyd Carr has led the University of Michigan to a bowl game in every season at the helm, and claimed the Big Ten title in 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2004. He became the first Wolverine coach to win four straight bowl games, beating Auburn 31-28 on New Year’s Day at the 2001 Florida Citrus Bowl, after leading U-M to victories in the 1998 Rose, 1999 Citrus, and 2000 Orange Bowls….
Gary Moeller 1990-1994
Taking over for the legendary Bo Schembechler in 1990, Moeller guided the Wolverines to four bowl victories in his five years, including a 1993 Rose Bowl triumph over Pac-10 champion Southern California. Moeller’s list of accolades include directing teams to three Big Ten championships, two outright Big Ten titles, five bowl appearances (’91 Gator, ’92 and ’93 Rose, ’94 Hall of Fame, and ’94 Holiday), and five straight finishes in the nation’s top 20….
As the winningest head coach in Michigan football history, Schembechler’s teams won or tied an impressive 13 Big Ten championships during his 21 year tenure. Under Schembechler’s guidance, Michigan’s 96-10-3 regular season record through the decade of the 1970s was the nation’s best. He guided 17 teams to post-season bowl games (Ten Rose Bowls) and another 17 to top ten finishes in the final wire service polls (AP and/or UPI). In his 27 years of coaching, Schembechler’s teams never had a losing season. Upon stepping down after the 1989 season, Bo retired as the winningest active coach in the nation…
Bump Elliot 1959-1968
Named Michigan’s 13th head coach in 1959, Elliott holds the rare distinction of both coaching and playing for Big ten and Rose Bowl chamionship teams during his football career as a Wolverine. He directed the 1964 Michigan team to a 9-1 record and a Rose Bowl victory over Oregon State, 34-7. During Elliott’s ten seasons as head coach, Michigan produced five All-American performers: Bob Timberlake ’64, Bill Yearby 1964-65, Jack Clancy ’66, Rick Volk ’66, and Ron Johnson ’68….