A familiar face could be on his way back to the Mesa. There have been several reports linking a possible reunion for former San Diego State head coach Brady Hoke and the Aztecs.
If hired Hoke would take over as the defensive line coach. Ernie Lawson was not retained as the defensive line coach after three years with the Aztecs.
NBC 7 reached out to San Diego State for a statement on the rumor and they said “At this time, we are not able to announce any new hires regarding the San Diego State Football staff.”
Hoke was the head coach of the Aztecs football team from 2009-2011. He led the Aztecs to a 4-8 record in his first season then flipped the switch and finished 9-4 in his second year. He was coming off a huge 35-14 Poinsettia Bowl win over Navy when he decided to take his “dream job” and coach the Michigan Wolverines.
While at Michigan, Hoke led the Wolverines to a 31-20 record and one Sugar Bowl victory. After being fired in 2014, Hoke has had stints at Oregon as their defensive coordinator and Tennessee as an assistant head coach and defensive line coach. Recently he was the defensive line coach for the Carolina Panthers, but was fired in December.
There will be a press conference on Wednesday afternoon with head coach Rocky Long to discuss National Signing Day, so he will be asked and should answer about the possible Brady Hoke hire.
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Source: NBC San Diego