In January, I posted a Diary about the Appreciate + Reciprocate benefit dinner and silent auction featuring Coach Hoke, Coach Carr, Dhani Jones, and Mike Martin. The MGoBlog response was great, and I wanted to make sure that everyone has another chance to attend the event.
As a reminder, the dinner will be on March 28th, and be held in the Jack Roth Stadium Club. The event benefits the LSA Emergency Student Aid Fund which assists students in sudden and extreme financial need. To read more from the previous post, click HERE.
Tickets for the event will be on sale until this Thursday. Some limited tickets may be available after that date, but our group cannot guarantee them. “Regular Tickets” are $100 and Student Tickets are $50, with group rates available.
Visit umichappreciate.org for more information, to purchase tickets, or to make a donation to the cause. And thank you so much to the MGoBlog community for its support.
Yay for football.
Here's two interviews that Hoke has done recently (Link 1 and Link 2). A lot of it is just fluff that makes you love the fact that Hoke is our coach (mainly the second one). And also an epic amount of coach speak (especially the first one) even for him.
"That still bugs me," Hoke said. "We moved the program a little bit, hopefully, in the right direction. We gave a lot of people a lot to cheer about, and that’s fun, because of the passion people have for Michigan football. But our goal is to win the Big Ten championship.
"We didn’t do it. We played two games on the road (against Michigan State and Iowa), and give credit to your opponents, but we didn’t play like Michigan. That sticks with ya."
Not great quality but I point him out for you. Hoke is the man.
(Sorry I have no idea how to make the embedded video work)
Although we got a nice summary of ostensibly the same talking points from the Michigan version of this, here's a horrifically shot hour long video of Hoke's presentation (audio is decent though). Enjoy:
Nice article up at AA.com about Hoke's impact on the SDSU football team and its culture, highlighting Lindley and Hillman's comments.