"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
“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.'