Ball State’s head coach, Brady Hoke, has taken the head coaching job at San Diego State. Is this really a move up? At best, it’s a lateral move. I don’t see the Mountain West as that more prestigious a conference than the MAC. People are making some silly decisions these days when it comes to coaches.
Update: (H/T Doc): Looks like San Diego State could possibly be tripling Hoke’s salary which right now stands at a relatively-speaking, paltry $240K. Pretty damn hard to turn down a 300% increase in salary. It certainly makes a lot more sense for the move. Also, I hear the weather in San Diego isn’t half bad.