Michigan has already whiffed on its highest profile targets in the search for a new head coach after firing Rich Rodriguez. With Jim Harbaugh and Les Miles both passing on the job, the attention turns to San Diego State head coach Brady Hoke. Michigan has reportedly been in talks with Hoke and athletic director Dave Brandon is flying to California for a meeting.
Sign on San Diego had the news on Tuesday, which jives with what those following the Michigan plane have been saying, as well.
Hoke was in the Los Angeles area Tuesday recruiting for SDSU. Meanwhile, Michigan Athletic Director Dave Brandon has planned to fly to nearby Orange County for a meeting Tuesday.
If Hoke, apparently next on Brandon's list of target, is offered the job, the prevailing sentiment is that he will accept. The San Diego head coach has maintained all along that Michigan, his alma mater, is his dream job, and that he would head to Michigan if given the opportunity.
With Brandon flying to Orange County for a meeting, the Michigan head coaching search may finally be winding down after a series of high-profile missteps along the way.