Tony Ding, AP
Michigan head coach Brady Hoke shouts trying to flag down a referee on the sideline in the third quarter of an NCAA college football game against Appalachian State in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Brady Hoke is out after four years at Michigan.

A person close to Hoke familiar with the situation confirmed the move to The Associated Press on Tuesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the school had not announced it ahead of a late afternoon news conference.

The Wolverines slipped badly in Hoke's fourth season and have struggled to regain their status among the top programs in the Big Ten, much less college football.

Hoke was an assistant at Michigan before turning around San Diego State and Ball State as a head coach. After he replaced Rich Rodriguez, the Wolverines won the Sugar Bowl and finished the 2011 season 11-2.

Hoke's recruits were well regarded, but the results on the field didn't measure up. Michigan went 8-5 in 2012 and 7-6 in 2013. This season, they were 5-7. Hoke was 31-20 overall at Michigan.