Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
Garvie Craw's son was the first caller to Sirius' College Sports Nation show this AM. He mentioned "My dad would be smiling down from heaven now, a great win for Michigan yesterday." The announcers were generally positive re Michigan's win over MSU, but for whatever reason they still picked OSU over the Wolverines in November. Our men will shock the media on Urban's turf.
Touching to see how Craw instilled in his son a passion for Michigan and our beloved Wolverines. GO BLUE!
For those interested, the Bentley Library summary of Michigan's epic 1969 win and Craw's two TDs. Never gets old.
If defense still wins Big Ten championships, then after 7 games Michigan isn't doing too shabby. One might consider their strength of schedule this year, with Alabama (8-0), Notre Dame (7-0) and MSU in the rear view, which ESPN earlier cited as being 5th toughest in the land.
Big Ten DEFENSE:
Yards Per Game: 2nd, 286 ypg
Points Per Game: 3rd, 16.4 ypg
Passing Yrds: 1st, 1,001 yards
Rushing Yrds: 6th, 1,001 yards (weird that it exactly matches passing yards after 7 games!)
Interceptions: Tied for 3rd with 6
Sacks: 6th, 9 sacks
This is a snapshot, but one might also expect the rushing defense stats to worsen with 3 of the best Big Ten rushing offenses in Nebraska, Ohio State and Northwestern still ahead on the schedule.
For the insomniacs out there, the game is being replayed on BTN right now.
According to the BTN website they'll also replay it at 8pm.