It might not have ended on his terms, but the dream job ended on Tuesday.
Michigan officially announced that it will not retain Michigan coach Brady Hoke next season after the Wolverines finished 5-7 and did not qualify for a bowl game in the 2014 season.
Despite all of that, Hoke says that he will always support Michigan.
"I feel very fortunate to have been an assistant and head coach at the University of Michigan," Hoke said in a statement. "I will always support the University and this football program. This is a special place and one that Laura, Kelly and I have enjoyed representing during our time in Ann Arbor."
Hoke finished his Michigan head coaching career with a 31-20 overall record and a 18-14 record in the conference. Despite getting his team to a BCS bowl in his first year, his teams could never live up to his promise of delivering a conference championship.
Throughout his tenure in the coaching ranks at various stops, Hoke has always been known as a player's coach. A man who always put the players, and seniors, ahead of him. Even going as far as calling every player he coaches his "sons".
He won't forget those he coached at Michigan.
"I want to thank all of the sons that played for our teams and appreciate the commitment that our coaches and support staff made to the program every day," Hoke said. "I will miss the relationships that I've been fortunate enough to make within this university and community. I additionally appreciate all of the support that our fans, alumni, students, administration and former players have provided our program."
"I leave with fond memories of my experience at Michigan. Thanks and Go Blue!"