One year ago today, our
lord and savior fearless leader Brady Hoke walked to Ann Arbor, pointed at the future, and changed the tide on the rivalry forever.
Also, rectal horseshoes and gold poop.
Posbang away? I don't see why not.
Love that guy.
I also love Pee Wee's impression of that guy...and this pic.
Yep, I am expecting big things from Hoke AND these guys! I can see us dominating and on top of the B1G when they are juniors/seniors.
....it solves pressing world problems and motivates others to immediate action. Happy Hokeiversary to the MGoCommunity!
may I suggest you use this anniversary to purchase the best football card available:
Charles Woodson rookie card (Fleer Ultra), in blue Michigan uniform, with BRADY HOKE standing on the sidelines. I bought this card last year when Hoke was named coach. I think it's tremendous.
That is a pretty sweet card.
No! That is a VERY sweet card!1
For whatever reason, Ray Ratto recently saw fit to take a little shot at Hokie:
That's not a shot. He's listing ways that 2012 could be a worse college football season than 2011 and he's saying that one of the things that would do it is for Coach Hoke to turn out not to be the real deal, meaning that he thinks that Coach Hoke IS the real deal. It's a strange but sincere compliment from the AP voter who voted us 17th, second lowest of any voter.
anniversary of all of us waking up with epic hangovers mumbling "we won a BCS game."
Tomorrow will be the one week anniversary of me returning to work and telling everyone "I don't care what you think, we played well enough to win a BCS game. Suck it."
today marks the one week anniversary of me going around saying we won a BCS bowl and everyone repeatedly explaining they don't give a damn about college football on the east coast :(
With all due respect this is yet to be seen.
ND went to a BCS bowl their first year under Fat Charlie and that gave them the faux-confidence (and long contract extension) that eventually saw them stick with him for far too long.
Hoke uber alles and all that, but Brian isn't quite wrong yet...
Ha! Charlie's contract with ND STILL hasn't expired. Hilarious.
Dude, not being on the Hoke bandwagon and tempering the Hoke bukake are two vastly different things. His Dudeness is just keeping a foot on the ground in a time when its not easy.
Thanks. I am one of those don't go to war with Iraq after 9/11 type of guys.
Hoke also, y'know, won his BCS bowl, something Weis never did.
So, when His Dudeness regularly mocks Hoke's physical appearance, that's just "keeping a foot on the ground?"
I was speaking only of this instance, not everything the dude has ever said. Stop being ridiculous.
With all due respect -
Hoke not only carries his admittedly hefty frame better than Weis, but he has half a clue on how to field a defense, he *won* his bowl game instead of getting trucked by Central Akron Northern Vocational Agricultural College, and - speaking of CANVAS - Hoke's arguably best win was over them. Weis' best win his 1st year was a narrow loss to USC.
It'd be kinda fun to go back to one year ago, and see what people REALLY had to say. But I'm in too good a mood to after our Sugar Bowl capping 11-2 season. Everyone knows who they are, anyway. (Particularly those who weren't just skeptical, but outright hostile).
Ah, nothing to start the day off with a laugh like a short Fighting Figure Skaters of South Bend video!
there's no question. Hoke's done a tremendous job with the program. Michigan football supposed to be real physical and those 115 guys have really listened to him. It's all about those guys, those seniors, and their tremendous legacy.
Sounds to me like you're hearing football.
This is a tremendous thread. You sir are to be commended
to my F5 key that got replaced that week.
I think we can all forgive the photographer for not capturing the undoubtedly epic double point that was being sported during this photo. (it's more fun when they leave it to our imaginations...)
this is a tremendous idea!
I was pretty mehhhh...umm okay. I was borderline angry even. However, after his intro press conference, I have been on board 100%! When he slams his finger on the podium when talking about Ohio and says "It's the most important game on the schedule" I still get chills!
It plays a hell of a lot better now that we know we beat Ohio.
Worked a lot better too after a win. But the attitude was right either way.
One of the greatest days of the year!
Many of us will celebrate Hokesday today, as is rightfully so. Some will celebrate tomorrow, Fergodsakes. Others in the Defense Orthodox tradition will choose to celebrate next Wednesday, January 18th, the Feast of St. Mattison. But still, Happy Hokesday.
Hail! GO BLUE and GO HOKE!
To think, a year ago we were all flight tracking planes across the country to see who our new coach would be, when the entire time, it was a man "walking" from San Diego who would revive Michigan.
Happy 1 year anniversary, Hoke! Sorry for ever doubting you. Go Blue!
it was not quite this good since Michigan did lose to MSU. Thus, Brady Hoke can't claim "wins over both rivals" this year. Unless we "beat MSU" by securing a better bowl bid than them, in which case I'll stop being a buzzkill.
But we did get wins over BOTH rivals
I just rewatched his first press conference. Damn we are a lucky bunch.
one year ago I drank a fifth to drown my sorrows. I will have a celebratory glass or four tonight.
...if it was a job requirement. That got me right away.
Love Hoke. Love Michigan. Love this thread!
The man, the moment, the circumstances, the players, the fans, the alumni, the athletic administration, the assistant coaches, et al meet in a perfect storm and sometimes they meet in an instant rainbow.......
Thanks for the rainbow Brady!
Are you sure it wasn't a DOUBLE RAINBOW?!
(quick someone embed the double rainbow reaction video)
So on the Michigan Football calendar, does this make it Year One AH? Hope it proves to be the Year of the Denard.
The Michigan Football World (& calendar) shall from this day forth and forevermore be referred to as The Hokesphere
I'm going to be pointing at things all day
You mean, "Double-Pointing", don't you?