Jim Hackett, who as Michigan’s interim athletic director is in the process of finding a new coach, thanked Hoke and said the team and school owes him a debt of gratitude.
Michigan has reached out to San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh to gauge his interest in taking over as head coach at his alma mater, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.
“Everyone has an opinion, and I am no different,” Carr told the News. “If I had a choice, I would choose Jim Harbaugh.”
Austin smiled at the question of whether he would be interested in the Michigan job.
Michigan made the inevitable a reality Tuesday when it fired coach Brady Hoke. One of the most famous and tradition-rich programs in college football starts its third coach search since 2007.
This is not your father’s Michigan anymore…
Michigan finished the season 5-and-7… missing a bowl game for the first time since 2009.
Hackett’s description of the process – which will include a headhunting firm – suggested Michigan already has some candidates identified.
In terms of wins and losses, Michigan steadily declined during Hoke’s tenure after going 11-2 in his first season.
Some players took to Twitter to express their feelings about the dismissal of Hoke.