After three long years of torture under the Rich Rodriguez regime, Michigan fans were allowed some relief by the announcement of his firing this past offseason.
Once the decision was handed down, questions of who the next head man at Michigan would be began to swirl. Would Jim Harbaugh return to Ann Arbor after a successful season at Stanford? Could they finally lure Les Miles from LSU?
In the end, Brady Hoke was the man deemed responsible for rebuilding a former giant of college football. Here are nine reasons to be happy as a Michigan fan about the hire.