Former Ball State football head coach Brady Hoke named interim head coach at Tennessee

Charlie Cardinal celebrates at Scheumann Stadium on at the Homecoming game. This years homecoming game will take place on Oct. 21 against Central Michigan
Charlie Cardinal celebrates at Scheumann Stadium on at the Homecoming game. This years homecoming game will take place on Oct. 21 against Central Michigan

Former Ball State head coach Brady Hoke was named interim head coach at Tennessee on Sunday, replacing Butch Jones, who was fired after Tennessee's 50-17 loss to Missouri on Saturday.

Hoke was a linebacker at Ball State from 1977-80 and coached the team from 2003-08, posting a 34-38 record and making two bowl games.

He also coached the Cardinals during their last appearance in the AP Top 25 in 2008, when the team started 12-0 before losing in the MAC Championship Game to Buffalo.

After the 2008 regular season, Hoke was hired as the head coach at San Diego State; two seasons later he was named Michigan's head coach.

Hoke posted a 31-20 record at Michigan, but was fired after it went 5-7 in 2014. He then served one year as a defensive coordinator at Oregon before becoming the defensive line coach at Tennessee.

The Volunteers are currently 4-6 (0-6 SEC) and must win their remaining two games against Louisiana State and Vanderbilt to become bowl eligible.

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