Brady Hoke is about to do what Bo Schembechler never did: become an endowed Michigan Man. Much like how Stanford's offensive coordinator position is now known as the Andrew Luck Director of Offense, Brady Hoke's official title is expected to get a name change this week due to a $10 million endowment. Michigan's head football coach will be named the J. Ira and Nick Harris Family Head Football Coach.
From the Detroit Free Press:
The head football coach is responsible for preserving, enhancing and passing along the rich history and tradition of Michigan football to the next generation of student-athletes on the team,” the communication to the regents states. “This endowed position will strengthen the program for years to come and ensure that future generations of student-athletes will continue to benefit from outstanding coaching and leadership.”
Michigan trustees are expected to green-light the endowment this week. The title change will go into effect on March 1st.
Brady Hoke is 26-13 in three years as Michigan coach. The Wolverines finished 7-6 last year.