Choices Brady Hoke Tim Beckman Vote Comments Show All Comments TMac 8 Jul 2014, 6:59 am Beckman, right after we hang 70 on him in a night game on Nov 1 ONE Not Done! +3 HS Crumb 8 Jul 2014, 7:02 am I'm hoping Hoke cause I think the only thing that could save him this year is to beat us and that better not happen. I think Beckman can eek out a few more wins in the B1G West. "The only good thing about it is winning the d*** thing" - Urban Meyer on The Game The War +1 HS Buckeyevstheworld 8 Jul 2014, 9:30 am If Hoke gets Michigan to 9 or 10 wins, it won't matter if he loses to Ohio State. "YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it. Byaaaahhh 8 Jul 2014, 12:53 pm It'll be just enough to keep him around, maybe. It's only a temporary bandage on a bleeding tenure, though. He'll have to beat us and win a bowl game soon or scUM will be looking for a new coach yet again. Boxley 8 Jul 2014, 7:39 am Actually I think they both will be fired, but Beckman will go first because he is at a smaler school and they will need to move more quickly to get a decent replacement. Michigan will be able to do a national search, but the pool they are looking at for replacemnts is much smaller and tougher to land someone from. If they were smart they would already have a list ready to go, with those behind closed door feelers in motion. But hey, we are talking about Michigan "...the man who really counts in the world is the doer, not the mere critic-the man who actually does the work, even if roughly and imperfectly, not the man who only talks or writes about how it ought to be done." President T. Roosevelt +3 HS Unky Buck 8 Jul 2014, 9:04 am I know we all so desperately want to say Hoke but if Illinois doesn't see a drastic improvement throughout the year, I wonder if Beckman will make it through the year. I at least think Hoke will be given the whole year. Rock over London; Rock on Chicago. Timex: It takes a lickin' but keeps on tickin' +2 HS Zaphod Beeblebrox 8 Jul 2014, 9:19 am Not if App State stuns them on 8-30-14. +5 HS Furious George 27 8 Jul 2014, 9:34 am I answered Hoke based on the assumption that if both went 7-5 maybe 6-6...Only Beckmon would be considered a success. If Illinois beats Washington they are looking at 4-0 with PU still on the schedule and I believe they could beat either PSU or NW or both to hit that mark. The lack of depth will expose PSU this year and that game is at the end when they should be pounded on pretty good. Yeah, well…that’s just like, your opinion, man. +2 HS MN Buckeye 8 Jul 2014, 9:35 am I see no scenario where IL has even a 6-6 record. I think Beckman goes first. Furious George 27 8 Jul 2014, 10:05 am They lost 2 games by a total of 10pts so a lucky bounce here or there could have easily made them 6-6 last season. Their schedule did not get harder and outside of Nebraska and Wisky the rest of the West are not exactly that great to walk in and win easily. Yeah, well…that’s just like, your opinion, man. +1 HS Zaphod Beeblebrox 8 Jul 2014, 11:20 am What if they drop down to division II or III? -1 HS BucksFan2000 8 Jul 2014, 9:35 am I'd rather Hoke stay right where he is. He's colorful, which is good for the league and great for the rivalry, but not quite good enough coach/recruiter to seriously threaten OSU. He's good enough to keep them from being terrible too. We still need "the game" to be bigger than other rivalry games, and some recent UM teams weren't good enough to make that a competitive game. Last year was much more fun. BUCKfutter 8 Jul 2014, 12:08 pm the fact that i had to pause and think for a legit 10 seconds before answering beckman tells me all i need to know about hoke's job security the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS +1 HS One Bad Buckeye 8 Jul 2014, 12:19 pm Beckman, but I don't really care who goes first as neither is doing the B1G or their respective schools any favors as far as the national respect-o-meter goes. "I'm One Bad Buckeye, and I approve this message." +1 HS OSUStu 8 Jul 2014, 12:40 pm Tim Beckman is still employed? If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. ~ Bruce Lee +1 HS bleedscarlet 8 Jul 2014, 1:55 pm M*chigan at least has a chance of being decent plus Ill is much more likely to fire a coach mid-season Slingin' swag since 1970 +1 HS CentralFloridaB... 8 Jul 2014, 6:50 pm I think Hoke is safer because he does have the BCS win. He probably has to get at least 9 wins this season if they do lose to OSU. If, God forbid, they do beat us, then that protect him right there. I have a hard time seeing Beckman staying around too much longer. It's a win now game and I just don't see them winning enough. Hovenaut Mod 8 Jul 2014, 10:14 pm I feel bad for any M...igan fans who came across this question. Well, not really. http://days.to/7-september/2015 Rock on. hit_the_couch 9 Jul 2014, 12:50 am Illinois can't expect too much out of him; they're generally not very good anyway. And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!