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San Diego State gets its Man

The new hire for the San Diego State football staff is Brady Hoke who this year lead Ball State to a 12-1 record in the MAC conference.

This excerpt is from Brent Schrotenboer of the San Diego Union Tribune


Upside: Energetic meat-and-potatoes coach with experience turning around a low-resource program. Ball State has worse facilities than SDSU, but Hoke still led team to 12-1 record this year, 7-6 last year. Good pedigree as former Michigan assistant.

Downside: QB Nate Davis and offensive coordinator Stan Parrish also are big reasons for BSU's recent success. It took Hoke five years to have a winning season at BSU. Hoke will be pressed at SDSU to prove he's not a one-year wonder.

He won the job over Dennis Franchione and current UCLA defensive coordinator DeWayne Walker, and it was said that Walker had the worst second interview of the three coaches.

What is not sure is what style of offense Hoke will bring to San Diego, but it should be better then what Chuck Long had, or did not have. The offensive surely should be a passing attack with Ryan Lindley who is a good quarterback, but had little help around him.

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