According to A2.com's Kyle Meinke, Brady Hoke intends to begin reserving the number 2 jersey for the top Michigan cornerback. Also, no one will wear the number 1 jersey this year.
The first-year head coach said Friday at the Big Ten media days in Chicago he not only will continue the tradition of handing out the No. 1 jersey to Michigan’s top receiver, but hopes to institute a similar decorum for the No. 2 jersey.
He would like to save that number for Michigan’s top cornerback.
Hoke, who coached on that 1997 team’s defensive staff, was asked if any of Michigan’s talented wideouts would wear the No. 1 this year.
“No, they gotta earn it,” Hoke said. “And they’re going to have to earn No. 2, after (Vincent Smith) is gone.”