Vols preparing to add Brady Hoke as defensive line coach

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Oregon defensive coordinator Brady Hoke, left, keeps an eye on the clock in the closing moments of the NCAA college football game against Virginia Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch)(Photo: Chris Pietsch, AP)

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Tennessee football coach Butch Jones appears ready to make another change to his staff by adding a big name.

Former Michigan coach Brady Hoke is expected to be hired as Tennessee’s defensive line coach, according to 247Sports.

Hoke would be replacing Steve Stripling, who sources told 247Sports will remain in the Tennessee program in some capacity.

Stripling is in the final month of a three-year contract that expires Feb. 28. Stripling’s total pay for the 2016 season was $410,000 with a base pay of $245,000. Stripling has been part of Jones‘ staff since he was hired in December of 2012.

Hoke would be the third addition to the coaching staff this offseason.

After offensive coordinator Mike DeBord left to take the same position at Indiana, Larry Scott was promoted to offensive coordinator and Mike Canales was hired as the quarterbacks coach. Defensive backs coach Willie Martinez was fired and replaced by Charlton Warren.

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Oregon defensive coordinator Brady Hoke warms up the defensive linemen before playing UC Davis during an NCAA college football game in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Thomas Boyd)  Thomas Boyd, AP Oregon defensive coordinator Brady Hoke, left, shouts instructions to his team during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against Virginia on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch)  Chris Pietsch, AP Oregon Defensive Coordinator Brady Hoke, left, keeps an eye on the clock in the closing moments of the NCAA college football game against Virginia Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch)  Chris Pietsch, AP Michigan head coach Brady Hoke reacts on the sidelines in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against Miami (Ohio) in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.  Tony Ding, AP FILE – In this Nov. 22, 2014, file photo, Michigan head coach Brady Hoke, left, talks with defensive tackle Matthew Godin during warm-ups before an NCAA college football game against Maryland in Ann Arbor, Mich.  Carlos Osorio, AP Michigan head coach Brady Hoke, right, shakes hands with Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer after Ohio State beat Michigan in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State beat Michigan 42-28. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)  Jay LaPrete, AP Michigan head coach Brady Hoke on the sidelines against Ohio State during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)  Jay LaPrete, AP Michigan head coach Brady Hoke on the sidelines against Ohio State during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio.  Jay LaPrete, AP Michigan head coach Brady Hoke is seen on the sidelines during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Michigan State in East Lansing, Mich., Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014.  Carlos Osorio, AP Michigan head coach Brady Hoke reacts on the sideline after a Michigan miscue in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game with Notre Dame, in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013.  Tony Ding, AP Michigan head coach Brady Hoke gestures during a joint news conference with South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier before the Outback Bowl NCAA college football game Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, in Tampa, Fla. Michigan takes on South Carolina on New Year‘s Day.  Chris O‘Meara, AP In this Nov. 24, 2012 file photo, Michigan head coach Brady Hoke yells at his team in an NCAA college football game against Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio.  Jay LaPrete, AP Michigan coach Brady Hoke reacts after being doused following Michigan‘s 23-20 overtime win over Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game in New Orleans, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012.  Gerald Herbert, AP Michigan head coach Brady Hoke points from the sidelines during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Air Force at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012.  Carlos Osorio, AP In this July 28, 2011, file photo, Michigan coach Brady Hoke speaks during the Big Ten football media day in Chicago. Hoke inherited the football team when Michigan let former coach Rich Rodriguez go after he produced only one winning season and one case of major NCAA violations.  Paul Beaty, ASSOCIATED PRESS San Diego State coach Brady Hoke watches his team during their victory over UNLV during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, in San Diego.  Lenny Ignelzi, ASSOCIATED PRESS San Diego State head coach Brady Hoke, left, cheers his team after a field goal during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against New Mexico, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009, in San Diego.  Denis Poroy, ASSOCIATED PRESS San Diego State head coach Brady Hoke points to his players after a field goal during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Wyoming Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009 in San Diego.  Denis Poroy, ASSOCIATED PRESS Ball State head coach Brady Hoke calls a play during the second quarter of a NCAA college football game against Western Michigan in Muncie, Ind., on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008.  Darron Cummings, ASSOCIATED PRESS Ball State head coach Brady Hoke watches during a NCAA college football game against Western Michigan in Muncie, Ind., on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008.  Darron Cummings, ASSOCIATED PRESS Ball State coach Brady Hoke calls for a timeout during the fourth quarter of a football game against Nebraska in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007. Nebraska beat Ball State 41-40.  Nati Harnik, ASSOCIATED PRESS Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr, left, is upset at the officiating during the second quarter of a game with Washington, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich. Looking on is defensive line coach Brady Hoke.  CARLOS OSORIO, ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Hoke, 58, would be coming to Tennessee after an unsuccessful one-season stint as the defensive coordinator at Oregon, where Hoke tried to turn the Ducks’ defense around with a new scheme.

Oregon’s defense ranked 126th out of 128 team in scoring and total defense last season, allowing a school-record 41.4 points and 518.4 yards per game. In the season before Hoke arrived, Oregon allowed a then-school record 37.5 points per game.

Known for his defensive line coaching and recruiting abilities, Hoke was fired at Michigan in 2014 after four seasons as coach. DeBord, a sports administrator at Michigan at the time, took over the day-to-day aspects of the football program until Michigan hired Jim Harbaugh.

Michigan’s defense greatly improved in Hoke’s first two seasons, going from 108th in scoring defense and 110th in yards allowed before he arrived to ranking among the top 20 in both categories. Michigan won 11 games in Hoke’s first season and he earned national coach of the year honors.

But Michigan’s win totals steadily decreased and Hoke was eventually fired after finishing 5-7 in 2014. During his four seasons, Michigan went 1-3 in rivalry games against both Ohio State and Michigan State.

Prior to Michigan, Hoke was the coach at San Diego State and his alma mater Ball State. He has a 78-70 all-time record in 12 seasons as a head coach.

Hoke was the defensive line coach at Grand Valley State, Western Michigan, Oregon State and Michigan and the linebackers coach at Toledo.

Hoke signed a three-year deal at Oregon worth a guaranteed $1.8 million. Hoke earned a $3 million buyout after being fired from Michigan.

Brady Hoke coaching career

2016               Oregon                  Defensive coordinator/defensive ends coach

2011-14           Michigan               Head coach

2009-10          San Diego State     Head coach

2003-08          Ball State              Head coach

2002              Michigan                Associated head coach/defensive line coach

1997-2001      Michigan                Defensive Line coach

1995-96         Michigan                Defensive ends coach

1991-94        Oregon State           Defensive line coach

1990            Oregon State           Inside linebackers coach

1989            Oregon State           Defensive line coach

1987-88       Toledo                     Outside linebackers coach

1984-86       Western Michigan     Defensive line/special teams coach

1983           Grand Valley State    Defensive line coach

1981-82       Yorktown High          Offensive line/linebackers coach

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