EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Former Michigan head coach Brady Hoke has been hired as the defensive coordinator at Oregon.

The school made the move Saturday.

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Hoke replaces Don Pellum, who was defensive coordinator for two seasons and has returned to coaching linebackers for the Ducks.

Hoke coached the Wolverines for four seasons from 2011-14, going 31-20. He was the Maxwell Football Club national coach of the year in 2011.

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Under Hoke, Michigan’s defense went from 110th in the nation to ranking within the top 17 in three of his four seasons. For his final season, the Wolverines were ranked seventh nationally, allowing 311.3 yards a game.

In addition to Michigan, Hoke also had stints as head coach at Ball State and San Diego State. He was an assistant at Ducks’ rival Oregon State from 1989-94.

 

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