I had the pleasure (along with about 500 other UM fans) of meeting and then listening to Red, Coach B and Coach Hoke speak last night.
What a charismatic group of leaders we have running our three primary revenue sports, each more impressive than the next.
I had the special privilege of being the first person to notice Hoke walking into the restaurant and spent 5 uninterrupted minutes with him...WOW! It's no wonder the recruits are falling all over themselves to rush and commit. Hoke is engaging, earnest, humorous and focused all at once. It's been written before, but it bears repeating...he just "gets" it.
Now the only remaining question is whether he can coach or not.
Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.