Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
Within the next six months or so, two bar/restaurants with plenty of craft beer options are opening in Ann Arbor. The Beer Grotto, which will specialize in craft beer and local wine is set to open in the fall, and Grand Rapids based HopCat is planning to open in January.
If your brain is tired from figuring out matchups in tomorrow's game, check this out.
There's no language in the world that sounds funnier to me than Dutch.
OT: It's Saturday night and we have no life because we are posting here and talking about what we are drinking thread. .
Aaron Morse of Dark Horse Brewing Co. is a man of esteemed character. Dare we say... a Michigan (craft beer) Man? Nickleback wants to give him money and associate his beer with their intolerable muzak. Does he give in to the soul-crushing, corporate schlock machine? No!
Well it's new old news. This all happened back in 2010, but is getting good publcity now, even making it to the Huffington Post.
Discuss amongst yourselves.
Brady Hoke on Conference Realignment, Roy Roundtree, Kaleb Ringer, the Gentlemen's Agreement, and Beer
Brady Hoke spoke at the Agonis Club's 59th-annual awards banquet in his hometown of Kettering on Tuesday, He spoke on a number of topics including his time at Ball State, the supposed gentlemen's agreement between Big Ten coaches, conference realignment, Kaleb Ringer, and Roy Roundtree.
On his time at Ball St.:
“I had two goals at Ball State. One was to play football and the other was to drink every beer in Muncie, Ind.”
On the Gentlemen's agreement:
“No. 1, we have an actual signing day for a reason. That is, they can change their minds until they sign. This is competitive. This isn’t ... I’d like to say golf — don’t take offense. I’ve never heard of agreements or not agreements. Look, they’re 18 to 23 years old. They got a lot going on, more so now than when I was 18 to 23.”
On conference realignment:
“I think really in about three years you’ll see four super conferences, and I think the Big East will go away and maybe the ACC. But look, I’m just a coach. I don’t know all of it.”
On Kaleb Ringer:
“He had a great spring. He had over a 3.0 (GPA). He did a great job from the academic side of it. He did a nice job of learning the defense. He was awesome. I think he can be in the mix (for playing time).”
On Roy Roundtree:
“He’s doing great. He’s going to wear No. 21 in honor of (Heisman Trophy winner) Desmond Howard. It’s a big deal. Desmond is fired up. Roy is fired up. And I’m fired up.”
I found his comments on conference realignment to be particularly interesting, mainly because you'd think that he'd have some inside information on the topic, via discussion with Dave Brandon and what not. It'll be interesting to see what happens down the road.