Brady Hoke is doing what he can to get back into coaching.

The ex-Michigan coach has been rumored for several assistant jobs, and he was a leading candidate for the East Carolina head job. Ultimately, Hoke didn’t get that position because of a disagreement on a budget for assistants.

Nevertheless, Hoke is still setting his sights on getting back on the sidelines in 2016, even if that means taking an assistant position.

According to a report from, Hoke is among three that will interview for the defensive coordinator opening at Oregon. Hoke will reportedly get a crack at the position, along with USC assistants Peter Simon and Justin Wilcox, both of whom are Oregon grads.

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Hoke does have West Coast ties dating back to his days at San Diego State, where he turned the Aztecs into a nine-win program after missing a bowl in his first season. He also spent time as an assistant at Oregon State in 1989.

Since he was fired from Michigan at the end of the 2014 season, the 57-year-old former coach hosted a twice-weekly SiriusXM college football radio show with Mark Packer. He spent the year living in North Carolina.

Oregon demoted defensive coordinator Don Pellum to linebackers coach after he led a unit that finished last in the Pac-12 in total defense.