Brady Hoke, Oregon's new defensive coordinator, told ESPN.com this week he does not dwell on his four years as Michigan head coach.
Hoke was fired after Michigan went 5-7 in 2014.
After a year away from coaching, Hoke was hired at Oregon. He has never before been a coordinator.
“If you worry about your legacy then you are worried about the wrong things,” Hoke told ESPN.com. “You have to live day to day. If you worry about legacies, you’re not worrying about what’s important and that’s what you are doing in the present.”
Hoke went 11-2 in his first season at Michigan in 2011, 8-5 in 2012 and 7-6 in 2013 before the 5-7 mark to close his Michigan tenure.
Hoke visited different programs in 2015 and worked for Sirius as an occasional college football show co-host.
“I think it was a year where we evaluated the good things and looked at the things that maybe you could have done better,” Hoke told ESPN.com. "From that aspect of it, that’s as important as anything. It was 35 years of going nonstop every day … so taking a little time and having a little more family time is important.”
This fall, Hoke also is coaching the rush ends.
“At the end of the day, the best thing I can do as a coach is coach,” Hoke said. “I’m really looking forward to doing that.”