ANN ARBOR -- With another loss in embarrassing fashion to a rival, things have appeared to reach a breaking point in terms of Michigan coach Brady Hoke's job status.
With the football program teetering on the brink of not being bowl eligible, the 3-5 Wolverines have once again regressed under Hoke. He also hasn't had any discussions about his job security... For now.
Hoke believes that will come at the end of the season.
"To be honest with you, any time we've ever talked, I think those things will be talked about at the end of the season," Hoke said. "Have I talked to anybody about those things? No. I don't worry myself about those things. I'm confident in what we're doing."
A man who has tried to hide his emotions on the sideline and to the media, the losses that continue to pile up are finally starting to get to him. Hoke admits that he is bothered by the losses and the lack of progress the team has made over the course of the season despite doing everything, in his eyes, they can possibly do during the week.
"I feel bad and I get angry," Hoke said. "We had this discussion the other night, because they work so hard. We've got to get over the hump and execute and have consistency as a team. The work ethic these guys have put in, I couldn't ask for more."
Hoke does have one strong defender, however, in his defensive coordinator Greg Mattison. Mattison has been quick to defend Hoke with any opportunity given to him.
He didn't waste time on Monday.
"If you have a son and want that son to be a football player, to graduate and be a man, then you hope he has a chance to play for Brady Hoke. That's all I can say," Mattison said.