Edit: He was just shaking his leg. I wouldn't be too concerned. Must have had a lot of coffee or something. -Heiko
Maybe he really had to pee.
Hoke can't wait any longer to get on the field again and yell "Punchhhhhh".
It's called restless leg syndrome. He's shaking it under the table.
Thread over. He's a high energy guy with a stressful job.
That is the first I am seeing of that video. It is not just his arm, at the end of it he is rocking front to back and it does not seem voluntary. To me, that video is a little alarming.
You're probably right and of course I hope you are, but it just seems strange that this syndrome was absent for the first 25+ pressers then suddenly appears now. To me, it looks more like his arms are shaking.
There are an infinite number of explanations as to why you couldn't see it/it didn't happen before. As to his arms shaking, he probably has them on his lap, and shaking his leg is making them shake. Really not concerned at all.
My higher functioning self says that there is nothing substantially wrong with Hoke - he is just stressed and probably very tired.
But my more irrational, instinct-based self says that something has seemed off about him in his pressers. He just looks so much older in one year. Maybe he just stopped dying his hair, but he looks very tired, stressed, etc, beyond levels that I would expect. The man needs a vacation, or something. I think that, as much as he loves his job, he didn't realize the difference in scrutiny between SDSU and BSU and UM. I hope he gets a few good nights of sleep and some time with his family for the holiday.
Restless legs isn't really a shaking issue, more of a needs to be stretched/exercised out feeling. The shaking seems to be more of his arms. But the fact that it lasts only a minute or so makes it seem much more controllable versus having tremors or some sort of true neurologic condition. Probably just bouncy, especially if this hasn't been noticed before (per another blogger).
Get well soon coach
All of the above? I can't imagine the toll a head coaching job like that takes on your body. Maybe he got sick.
Maybe restless leg syndrome at worst. He's tapping his toe virgorously. In my opinion, that's all.
looks like he may be moving his legs under the table as others have said.
Irresponsible post iMO!
Overabundance of toughness trying to escape.
Probably just the flu. He looks tired.
If there's something wrong wirh Hoke then I dont want to be right.
He stops for a few seconds at 16:22.
My wife does it frequently, and it will shake the dining table. Sometimes the tapping sounds like there's an angry woodpecker trying to get in the house. She's not even conscious she's doing it.
Ha, I do that a lot, too. It's a fidgety thing, and if it's a habit, quite some time can go by before you realize what you're doing.
Well, I think it's probably just a little bit of restless leg syndrome. You get out there on the practice field with those guys, teaching proper fundamentals and techniques, and toughness, and sometimes that energy carries over to the press conference.
I agree with the other posters -- he either has restless legs, or perhaps he has a cold or the flu. A lot of times your body fights off the flu while you are super busy, and then the first instant you start relaxing a little bit (i.e. after the season ends), you get sick. I'm guessing that is what happened, and that he just feels sick up there and keeps shaking his legs as a distraction / to fight off the chills.
prolly just bouncing his legs. don't read into it
He could be tapping his toe and that is causing the movement. Either way, ridiculous to even speculate and overanalyze over one video. This is how false internet rumors start.
to me. He is shaking his leg quite a bit, and does look a little pale. But I don't think it's anything serious. I think we should be more concerned about the guy who hacks up a lung @ 7:47.
...and I have it myself. Perhaps he does as well. I am not terribly worried.
Hoke does a tremendous Stanky Leg.
He's obviously masturbating.
I do this when I am a little nervous like at a tight game or when I am ansty to get to work but have to sit for a minute to either explain instructions or receive instructions. It's fair to say that Hoke is not exactly at home sitting for a 20 minute presser either. His voice never changes and his posture stays the same through out so I chalk it up to being restless, sitting at a long press conference covering practice.
(Insert Iverson "practice" comments! Ha ha!)
Gonna go out on a limb here and guess that the "this" in your post is not referring to the post that precedes yours.
Well, he's just got a deal there. Its a boo boo, shouldn't be out long
So Brady had a cup of coffee and we're posting forum topics about this? Is this because flight aware hasn't figured out how to track cars yet?
As someone with a family member that has Downs, I want to beg you to Bolivia. Not funny.
This comment is hilarious when you aren't looking at the board from an iPhone and you can't see the post from MasonBildenwhatever that you are actually responding to.
Thanks for clarifying, I horridly sat reading my post for a solid two minutes.
I was worried until I saw the video. To me, it seems obvious that he's sick, not restless leg syndrome. Not a big deal.
I think everyone has had those days or moments where you just can't sit or stay still. Where you just don't feel right or don't feel comfortable in your own skin. Where you just don't want to be where you are. Where you're just simply restless.
Don't let a certain B1G school hear about this or they'll be telling recruits that Hoke is gravely ill and will be forced to retire soon as they were doing with Carr.
Now that I think about it, and think about Meyer .....
I do the very same thing. On numerous occasions I've caught myself shaking my leg (which jars my entire body) by moving the front of my foot up and down quickly in meetings. I noticed in presser video Coach Hoke stops shaking from time to time but drifts back into it. It’s all benign and really has no significance whatsoever, especially when he’s winning more than 75% of the games and whipping Ohio.
Who ever said there was? Tell me where they live and I'll set them straight.
Looks like he's tapping his foot. I do it all the time, I hope people don't think I'm sick because of that. I just do it when I've been sitting for a while.
Should just delete this topic.
Agreed. Why give our buddies out there something to talk about. Pointless speculation.
It's all part of a secret training program -- he's perfecting the ability to point with his toes.
Restless legs syndrome is not just an expression, it's a real neurological condition that causes an uncontrollable need to move the legs to calm sensations of creeping, tingling or pain. How completely irresponsible for anyone here to speculate that Coach suffers from what can be a debilitating medical condition.
He was bouncing his legs, which lots of people do. His hands were in his lap, so his arms were bouncing too.
Quit the unqualified, armchair diagnoses. It is destructive.
Yes, it's a serious thing (several people in my husband's family suffer terribly from it) but it's not like being you're laying the mark of Cain on someone to speculate they have it. All this armchair diagnosis is a little silly, but "destructive?"
When I go outside and completely exhaust myself (mowing, shoveling) and then come inside and sit down, my hands, arms and legs shake like that. He's definitely, tired. He needs a well-earned vacay from football and recruiting for a few days and then he'll be back and better than ever. Theres nothing wrong with him.
to help get Hoke some sleep and fluids.
How do I +1 Heiko and -1 the OP?
I've been doing that in classrooms, in the pew at church, at home on the couch and at the dentist's office for my whole life. I better get this shit checked out.