Who is Brady Hoke? Things to know about the Vols interim coach
Brady Hoke is back as a head coach, taking on the interim head coaching title at Tennessee after Butch Jones was fired on Sunday.
Here's what to know about the new head of the UT football program.
Head coaching experience
Hoke has 12 years of experience as a head coach, most recently at Michigan from 2011-14. He was 31-20 in his four seasons with the Wolverines.
Hoke's greatest success at Michigan came in his first season, when he won 11 games and a Sugar Bowl. The Wolverines' win totals declined in each of his following three seasons.
He also was a head coach at Ball State and San Diego State, holding an overall record of 78-70.
Headset or no headset?
During his tenure at Michigan, Hoke's decision to not wear a headset on the sideline became a constant source of frustration for Wolverines fans and a running joke at the same time.
He has worn one on the sideline as the Tennessee defensive line coach this season.
New to Knoxville
Hoke joined the Tennessee staff in February after one season as Oregon's defensive coordinator.
He took on the title of associate head coach and coaches the defensive line.
Hoke has spent much of his career coaching big guys in the trenches, but he was a linebacker in his playing days.
He was a four-year letter winner at Ball State from 1977-80, then headed straight for the coaching ranks.