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Brady Hoke returning to San Diego State as DL coach

Nearly a decade after leaving the West Coast, Brady Hoke is set for a return.

According to a report from the San Diego Union-Tribune, Hoke is expected to be named as an assistant on Rocky Long‘s San Diego State coaching staff. Specifically, Hoke would serve as the Aztecs’ defensive line coach.

The Aztecs subsequently confirmed Hoke’s addition.

From 2009-10, Hoke served as the head coach at San Diego State before leaving to take the same job at Michigan. Hoke was fired after four seasons in Ann Arbor.

Long was Hoke’s defensive coordinator and took over the Aztecs when his boss left for the Wolverines.

Since leaving U-M, Hoke has served as the defensive coordinator at Oregon (2016) and the defensive line coach at Tennessee (2017) and for the NFL’s Carolina Panthers (2018). He’s also been a line coach at Michigan (1997-2002), Oregon State (1989-94) and Western Michigan (1984-86).