Brady Hoke Clarifies Headset Policy, Says OC Nussmeier Will Coach from Sidelines

By DJ Byrnes on July 11, 2014 at 12:14p

Brady Hoke has caught a lot of guff in the past due to his unwillingness to wear a headset during large portions of Michigan games. Today, he clarified that he only wears a headset WHEN IT MATTERS.


“What people don’t realize, I wear a headset when I need to wear a headset,” Hoke responded, adding, “I have a guy behind me who is telling me every call. When guys come off the field, when guys are on the sideline -- (not wearing a headset) allows me to coach.”

But Brady Hoke isn't entirely as rigid in the philosophy that's amassed him a sterling 26-13 record at Michigan.

New offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier, a man that was replaced by Lane Kiffin, will coach from the sidelines next year:

Hoke said that next season he will be “front and center” with Nussmeier and defensive coordinator Greg Mattison, as both will be alongside him on the sideline.

This will be a change from the last seasons.

Former Michigan offensive coordinator Al Borges directed his pro-style offense from the coaching booth above the field from 2011 through 2013.

 Interesting times are afoot in Ann Arbor. 

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