Report: Ex-UM coach Hoke candidate for Oregon assistant job

Angelique S. Chengelis
The Detroit News

Former Michigan coach Brady Hoke reportedly is a candidate for defensive coordinator at Oregon.

Brady Hoke was fired after four seasons as Michigan’s football coach.

According to a report by per sources, Hoke, Peter Simon and Justin Wilcox will be the first to interview for the position.

Hoke was fired in 2014 after four seasons at Michigan where his last team finished 5-7 and failed to qualify for a bowl.

He has West Coast coaching experience most recently as head coach of San Diego State where he was before taking over at Michigan in 2011. Hoke also was on staff at Oregon State beginning in 1989 and left there in 1994 to become a defensive assistant for Lloyd Carr at Michigan.

Hoke left Michigan in 2002 for his first head coaching job at Ball State, his alma mater, and was there until 2008 when he moved on to San Diego State.

Wilcox was a cornerback at Oregon and most recently was defensive coordinator at USC from 2013 through 2015.

Sirmon currently is USC's linebacker coach at USC and also is a 1999 Oregon graduate. He had a seven-year NFL career.

Hoke had a $3 million buyout from Michigan and spent the last year living in North Carolina while working twice a week on Sirius' college sports station as a co-host with Mark Packer.