Warning: Freep article. Mostly just quotes though, so the editorializing is minimized.
U-M coach Brady Hoke said today he ranked the Wolverines for the first time this year -- “somewhere in the Top 25 teams.”
He then was asked whether he thinks U-M is overrated entering Saturday’s game at Northwestern. “Yes,” he said.
Where should it be ranked?
“I don’t know, but we’re going to find out,” he said. “I told our team that, too, so I’m not telling you anything I didn’t tell them yesterday. We’re not playing the football we need to play. We’re not playing well enough. We’re not finishing things well enough. There’s a lot of fundamental things.”
Ryan Van Bergen was also quoted as agreeing, as he (and the team) think that rankings only provide motivation for the other team to beat you.
Brilliant, I think, that coming off of a 58-0 win, he's insisting that we're not playing well enough. Love it.