Coach Hoke, IMHO, is embraced not because he is a "Michigan Man" by pedigree or even lineage, something I think many people resent and/or reject the term for. Instead, Coach Hoke is a Michigan Man because, when pressed on his "We're Michigan," comment like here, doesn't back down- he leans right into it and says it again. He understands the Michigan football tradition not necessarily because he's a part of it (although, as a part of the 1997 NC team staff, he most certainly is), but very much like Bo, he simply, passionately, almost reverently, appreciates it.
"It's a lot easier being a drug dealer than an AAU coach" - this guy. Tell me something I don't know. I mean, don't think but have never tried either.