Brady Hoke: The San Diego State football coach, a hot commodity right now, told his school’s president that ultimately, he hopes his career takes him to the University of Michigan. He might get it sooner than expected. Michigan saves $1.5 million if it fires coach Rich Rodriguez after the Jan. 1 Gator Bowl. The speculation seems to be win or lose, Rodriguez is gone, and Michigan will then make a run at Stanford’s Jim Harbaugh. If he passes (my guess is he does), Hoke’s their guy. It took six years for Hoke to get Ball State to 12-1; in year two at SDSU, the Aztecs are 8-4. [Union Tribune]
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