Hoke spent four years as coach of the Wolverines. He compiled a record of 31–20 from 2011–14, and was named Big Ten coach of the year in 2011.
“We are extremely excited to welcome Coach Hoke to the Oregon family,” Oregon coach Mark Helfrich said in a statement. “He's passionate, knowledgeable and tough, and has an outstanding track record of success from a defensive standpoint.”
Oregon allowed nearly 37 points per game in 2015, which ranked 114th in the country. The Ducks lost to TCU 47–41 in the Alamo Bowl, blowing a 31-point halftime lead.