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Brady Hoke dismissed as head coach at Michigan

After four seasons and a 31-20 record as head coach, Michigan has relieved head coach Brady Hoke of his duties.

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

After yet another disappointing season full of distractions, statements and everything else in between, the speculation behind which direction interim athletic director Jim Hackett wants to take the football program can finally end.

The firing was first reported by's Sam Webb.

He finishes his career at Michigan with a 31-20 overall record and a 18-14 record in the Big Ten conference. Despite starting with a 11-2 record and leading his team a BCS bowl victory in his first year in 2011, Michigan has seen its win totals, and team, regress each season starting with eight wins in 2012, seven wins in 2013 and finishing with five this season.

Heading into the final stretch of the 2014 season, it was clear that Hackett believed the program isn't where it should be.

"We have two more games," Hackett told the media during his first media session as interim athletic director. "One of them is a red-letter game against a really important rival and when that's all done, it won't be vague or unclear where we stand. Also, I want to emphasize we are not where we need to be."

"He (Hoke) knows that. Not only do I know it, does our coaching staff know it."

Michigan finished the 2014 season with a 5-7 record and is not bowl eligible.

This is a developing story.