Source: Ball State to name Parrish as Hoke's successor

Ball State is expected to name offensive coordinator Stan Parrish as successor to Brady Hoke, a person briefed on the decision said Monday night.

Parrish helped quarterback Nate Davis rank in the top 15 in total offense and the Ball State offense ranked in the top 11 in total offense this season. He was also a finalist for the Broyles Award, given to the nation's top assistant coach.

Parrish was the head coach at Kansas State from 1986-88 and was later an assistant at Michigan and with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before going to Ball State.

After a 12-1 season and leading the Cardinals to a 34-38 record in six years at the school, Hoke resigned to accept the San Diego State head coaching position.

The Cardinals play Tulsa in the GMAC Bowl on Jan. 6.

Joe Schad is a college football reporter for ESPN.