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

July 11, 2014 at 12:14p    by DJ Byrnes    
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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.

From MLive.com:

“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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Fatpants's picture

No coach that wasn't uncomfortable ever felt it necessary to justify his lack of headset use.

+1 HS
FitzBuck's picture

His seat after the season.....

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

BierStube's picture

“What people don’t realize, I wear a headset when I need to wear a headset,” 

"No matter where you go, there you are." B. Banzai

+7 HS
osu07asu10's picture
Brady is worried about other things than wearing a headset...

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

+11 HS
Klytus21's picture

I don't the italics were necessary.  A man's gotta eat.

NJBuck

TheShookster's picture

Why isn't there a twitter account for Brady Hoke's Head set yet? I'm sure there is one I'm just too lazy to find out (turns out there is one but it's an old one haha)

+2 HS
Hovenaut's picture

Front and center.

EYES FRONT.

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I am not very smart.

+3 HS
BUCKSOMIES's picture

Is it me or did Hoke lose some weight?  Oh, never mind, he just got a haircut.

+1 HS
RenegadeBuckeye's picture

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.

Apparently Hoke's coaching prowess is so massive that he needs Nussmeier and Mattison alongside of him just to keep it from spilling over his belt...or maybe that's something else. Either way, good luck with that. 

brandonbauer87's picture

I don't see how this is a good idea. If my coordinator is the one calling plays, I want him in the box. If I'm the coordinator, I don't want an assistant making my observations for me. 

FUqUespin's picture

Hoke could not coach if he had his opponents playsheet and line calls .in front of him  Moron.

whiskeyjuice's picture

I have read *ichigan posts that complain about Hoke clapping his hands being a glorified cheerleader. 

Now I wanna search some actual game footage to see if I can find him with a headset on.

"Championships are not won on Saturdays in November. Championships are won on Tuesdays in August." -- Kerry Combs