Brady Hoke’s time in Eugene also came to a bitter end.

The former Michigan coach took the job as the Oregon defensive coordinator back in January. But Hoke’s defense struggled mightily. As a result, head coach Mark Helfrich and his staff were fired at the end of the season.

Oregon already found Helfrich’s replacement in former South Florida coach Wille Taggart.

At his introduction, University of Oregon president Michael H. Schill had this to say:

That’s about the most indirect shot possible to take at Hoke. Hoke’s defense finished 126th of 128 FBS teams in yards allowed.

Ironically enough, Taggart actually has a tremendous relationship with the man who succeeded Hoke at Michigan. Jim Harbaugh has known Taggart for a long time, and he gave him a public congratulations after hearing he got the Oregon job.

This can’t sting much more for Hoke.