I have always enjoyed watching from a far our former coaches in their next jobs. We are so lucky to have Jimmy and I sort of like to check in on RR and Brady Hoke to see how they are doing.
Brady has his hands full trying to stop PAC 12 offenses every week. The Oregon Ducks even had a 31 point lead in the bowl game at the half to TCU and lost the game. So Brady has never been a DC and now is looking to help out a defense that was barley there last year. So let's look for some knowledge from the man that won't wear a jacket or a headset:
About his legacy as a coach and his time at Michigan: “If you worry about your legacy then you are worried about the wrong things,” Hoke said. “You have to live day to day. If you worry about legacies, you’re not worrying about what’s important and that’s what you are doing in the present.”
Being a Yoga Teacher: “You can be flexible, as long as you’ve got the guys who can handle what you want to do,” Hoke said. “I’ve done this long enough to know you can have too many tools in the toolbox that you think everyone can understand. It doesn’t really matter what we know. It’s what they know. And how we can get them to play fast and tough and hard. That’s the most important thing.”
He is really happy to be back coaching: “At the end of the day, the best thing I can do as a coach is coach,” Hoke said. “I’m really looking forward to doing that.”
Obviously, this is me having a little fun with our former coach. With that said, thank goodness we have Jimmy!
Buzz from the submarine:
- Yesterday, we got a little buzz from the Sub: Ahmir Mitchell, Shelton Johnson and Kareem Walker were not included in the team photo. This could be for any reason from them having a class, to being in a little bit of trouble, needing to get their grades up or having a serious discipline issue. We probably won't know until Jimmy's next press conference. The buzz is saying that Walker's issue is not serious but Mitchell and Johnson have some work to do to get back to practice. All 3 are still on the roster.