On Monday, Michigan Wolverines head coach Brady Hoke said that he wasn’t worried about potentially being on the hot seat this season.
According to Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon, there is no reason for concern.
Brandon said that Hoke is actually not on the hot seat and he will not need to worry about that while leading the Wolverines through the 2014 college football season.
“It’s not,” Brandon told Bob Wojnowski of The Detroit News. “Every football coach in America lives under enormous pressure, so I don’t need to apply any more.
“We’re the winningest program in the history of college football, we know what the expectations of our fan base is. Nobody has to tell Brady that. And I have all the confidence in the world that he’s bringing in the right kids, that he continues to do the right thing in terms of getting his staff lined up. I’m convinced we’re heading to a very, very good place.”
Of course, that can all change if the team fails miserably this season.
The good news for Hoke, however, is that Brandon said he will have patience when it comes to the head coach and he believes the team is currently trending in the right direction.
“I have a high level of confidence that the pieces are being put together for this program to be what we all want it to be,” Brandon said. “I have to be patient because I know what’s involved. I know what was here when coach Hoke arrived, in terms of how we needed to change.
We will see whether or not the Wolverines are on the right path when they kick off their season against Appalachian State on Aug. 30 at Michigan Stadium.