Brady Hoke is the new head coach of the Michigan football program.
Would I rather have landed a big name coach? Yes
Would I rather have kept Rich Rodriguez? Yes
But still, the Michigan fan base must learn from it's last mistake and get behind the new coach, because this team needs all the support its going to get next year.
Hoke may not be the most experienced coaching candidate out there, but he has worked wonders with both Ball State and San Diego State, so maybe the time is right to give him the reigns at Michigan. One thing is for sure, you can't deny his determination to bring UM back to glory; no one wanted this job more than Brady Hoke.
It will be interesting to see who he brings in as co-ordinators and other coaches. *EDIT*: Just found out that Hoke's brother, Jon, has basically been a defensive back coach all his life and is currently with the Chicago Bears. Could Brady persuade his elder brother to come help out a weak Michigan secondary?
As for recruiting, it's going to be pretty poor for a while I'm afraid. Let's face it, a lot of recruits won't know who Brady Hoke is, and no matter how good he is at a sales pitch, he's going to need to show results on the field to start landing a Michigan caliber recruiting class.
His main priority should just be holding the current class together, securing players like Jake Fisher and Blake Countess. The best possible outcome now is that he keeps all the commits, and lands Chris Bryant, Raymon Taylor and Dallas Crawford to finish off the class. Oh and if Tom Bradley leaves Penn State, he should definitely take a shot at Anthony Zettel.