I hate this line. I hate it on Wikipedia, I hate it in newspaper articles. I just hate this piece of trivia. Do you know why? Woody Hayes only coached at Miami for two years. And those two seasons just happened to coincide with Glenn Schembechler Jr.'s junior and senior seasons there. NOBODY who played for Woody at Miami wasn't also Bo's teammate. Is that not far more relevant for this narrative? Isn't closeness to Bo > closeness to Woody? I suppose it's possible that a senior Bo and a younger John Hoke may have never spoken more than two words to each other, while Hayes obviously would have had a profound impact on both. But still, if you aim to construct a narrative wherein Hoke was born to coach Michigan, shouldn't Bo be the logical starting point?
maybe i should have had greg howard write the brandon obit.