“He was real excited,” Green said. “I kept him on his toes. But when I told him today he was just astound and actually started crying. It was crazy, it was an unbelievable experience.”
(I know, we have more than one thread going about the Derrick Green announcement today. Mods delete if you feel it shouldn't be here. But I thought this was an interesting story that came out about the announcement that folks would want to know.)
This story does say a lot about Brady Hoke - his passion and emotion for Michigan. It's a very real thing, for sure. That has to be contagious to the team and coaches. We heard about this during the coaching search, but at least I didn't quite realize the level of his passion and how powerful an impact it would have. I believe it had some impact on Lewan's decision as well.
However, it does have me wondering, were the tears at all stress relief? Did Hoke feel the pressure/stress about the uncertainty of Green's decision, knowing how important he might be for the program?
Go Blue. Go #27