Reports: Rocky Long to step down at San Diego State
LARAMIE -- San Diego State officials are holding a press conference this afternoon. There, they are expected to announce the resignation of head coach Rocky Long, who has been at the school since 2011, according to Fox sideline reporter, Bruce Feldman.
Brady Hoke, who was the Aztecs head coach from 2009-2010 and the defensive line coach last season, is expected to be named Long's successor on Montezuma Mesa.
Long replaced Hoke at SDSU when he took the head coaching position at Michigan in 2011.
Reports have surfaced that Long is leaving the program because of a disagreements with administration. Some outlets are pegging him for the open defensive coordinator position at USC.
Long has long been a head coach and assistant in the Western Athletic Conference, now Mountain West, including stops at his alma mater New Mexico from 1972-73, 1978-80 and 1998 to 2008 when he led the Lobos to a record of 65-69 as the head coach. Long finished with an overall record of 146-107 at SDSU. He also won three conference championships and took the Aztecs to a bowl game in all nine seasons.
Long even spent five seasons in Laramie as a defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach from 1981-85.
Hoke boasts a record of 13-12 in his previous two seasons as the Aztecs head coach. He was 31-20 in Ann Arbor before being fired in 2014.