Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
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|2 years 14 weeks ago||Mattison||
Check out Mattison in the bottom left corner of the Hoke pointing pic. He sees us. He sees all of us.
|6 years 9 weeks ago||1989||
I love me an Oosterban reference.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||Mississippi||
Brian's last point there about Ole Miss seems to be rooted in the idea that Ole Miss in 1962 is the same as Mississippi State in 2009. I know he doesn't think that, and certainly black Mississippians like Boyd, Pegues, and Thames surely recognize it isn't the same as well. (Hell, Mississippi State wasn't Ole Miss even in 1962--look at the differences in integration at each school.) These two schools have two totally different cultures, and around the state Mississippians view the differences between the schools as about much more than just football. It's about class, race, and geography (mostly the rural-urban split). All three players mentioned were recruited by an African American coach, which may have meant something to them. Finally, I wonder how a black student athlete views the racial climate at Michigan versus at a place like Mississippi State that has a relatively larger black student population.