ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan interim athletic director Jim Hackett is looking for a specific coach to lead the Wolverines once seemingly unbreakable program back in the right direction.
Brady Hoke's four seasons in charge of Michigan brought plenty of success off the field in the form of academic success and a high graduation rate for the many seniors that passed through Ann Arbor.
But a 31-20 record including a 5-7 finish in 2014 just wasn't good enough on the field.
Hackett took to the microphone to address several issues he'll grapple with in the search for Michigan's next coach, detailing a balance of strong academics to go with a program that can compete for championships in the Big Ten and beyond.
How will the timeline work it's way into the conversation for Michigan's hiring process?
With several candidates engaged in bowl games or various other obligations, Hackett added he has an idea in mind for when he'd like to come to a decision but isn't ready to discuss it.
Sam Webb and Kyle Bogenschutz are ready to discuss it all including Hackett's criteria for the next coach and the early expectations for when the search could be over.