“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.”
"He's a hard worker, and he watched me and Tim (Hardaway Jr.) and Nik (Stauksas) put work in to become (first-round picks), and I'm just happy he's getting better," Burke said. "It's great for the program, too. It shows what type of program the University of Michigan is and the direction it continues to go in."
"You're playing in a different scheme for a couple years, you may be taught differently, the techniques are different, the fundamentals. I like our kids. I like how they've reacted to a transition. I like how they've started to really bond as a team and be accountable to each other. (But) we're not near a finished product."
“The thing about coach Hoke that really sticks out to me is that he’s real,” Kalis texted AnnArbor.com in an interview last week. “What you see is what you get with Coach, and that’s how it should be."
"It's been great … guys talking about Michigan and Michigan football and reconnecting," said Hoke, who has made appearances at a few of these events and plans to attend upcoming socials in Chicago and Cincinnati. "The guys were saying as they were leaving (Hockeytown), 'Coach, we'll double this next year.'