“The player development is the main thing I like (about Michigan),” Williams said. “You can see that they develop their players. They get them in the gym and they work them hard. And their hard work pays off.”
I was doing little research and realized that SDSU only beat two teams with winning records this year and both were service academies (Air Force, Navy). The rest of SDSU's wins this past season came against teams with final records of 4-7, 2-10, 4-8, 1-11, 3-9, 3-9, and 2-11. After seeing this, my excitement from this afternoon's press conference vanished.
I still will support any man who is the coach of Michigan, but this has caused me to revert back to pre-press conference feelings of uncontrollable nervousness. That said, Go Blue!!
First video is early 2008. Interview with SDSU athletics department.
Pump up video at the beginning of Hoke's first season. If you don't come away wanting to punch a sack of kittens and have an odd urge to joing the communist army because of the music, then you aren't alive.
Nicholls State(I-AA): Couldn't find
9/11/10 @New Mexico State W 41-21
9/18/10 @ Missouri L 24-27
09/25/10 vs. Utah State W 41-7
10/09/10 @ BYU L 21-24
10/16/10 vs. Air Force W 27-25
10/23/10 @ New Mexico W 30-20
10/20/10 @ Wyoming W 48-38
11/06/10 vs. Colorado State W 24-19
11/13/10 @ TCU L 35-40
11/20/10 vs. Utah L 34-38
11/27/10 vs UNLV W 48-14
12/23/10 Poinsettia Bowl vs. Navy W 35-14
After watching Brady Hoke completely tear up his presser this afternoon, the majority of fans are really pumped up. He did a tremendous job trying to get us to buy into who he is. Admittedly, I was skeptical before the presser but after listening to his speech, I am ready for the next season to start.
Folks, we have what seems like 1,875,364 days until they kickoff again. Do you realize that we have to go through March Madness, the NBA finals, the fourth of July, and the majority of the MLB season before we get to see the Michigan Wolverines in action again?
I think the problem is, we have been inundated with the latest breaking news regarding the football team that it feels like the season is still going on. As time winds down, the excitement will start to wear off, and our focus will turn to other subjects.
I'm sure that between now and September there will be many things that will make us irritated but hopefully the program will build off of today's positivity.
I still feel for Rich Rodriguez, but I have Brady Hoke's full support and with the passion he showed today, I'm sure it will spill over to his football team. Let's hope for a positive offseason and a successful 2011 season.
Enjoy the other sports that are going to be played. I think we all need a break from this madness.
A short note to say thank you to all of you as I leave this site for good. I can honestly say that I have enjoyed some of the best moments on the Internet right here where the quality of discourse and the intelligence of all the material is second to none. But the snarky classlessness of this site in general and Brian in particular as it relates to Brady Hoke has asphyxiated the joy that used to accompany my daily visits here.
The thought of years of adolescent digs at a man who is the epitome of everything we have declared is special about Michigan just because his resume isn’t up to incredibly uninformed standards chills me. When I can look on the front page of a site renowned for its cerebral excellence and see an Internet tantrum taking form as “Hoke-y bits” and “healing old wounds iz gud” and “footbaw” – that is if I can get past that moronic banner and its awesome wit “We can has Hoke?” and “SRSLY?!” - it’s time to look elsewhere.
From 30,000 feet, Brady Hoke is ten times the man of any author on this site and his unapologetic love for this university fortunately is unaffected by the sniggers of non-athletes with electronic pens who sleep in until 11:00am every day.
Have I always wanted Brady Hoke as our coach? No, of course not. I didn’t know a thing about him. By the tsunami of material about our new coach has me electric with enthusiasm, and I will be damned if I am going to rain on my own parade by clicking on a link that has lost its Michigan soul.