Chicago Sports-O-Rama with Hoke & Beilein

Submitted by StephenRKass on June 4th, 2013 at 10:07 AM

So, I'm heading to the "Sports-O-Rama" tomorrow in Chicago with Hoke & Beilein. I doubt there will be any opportunity (or need) to ask any questions. Still, if you have any questions to suggest, and should there be opportunity, I'll ask them. So feel free to give me your questions. Oh, and if those of you who have gone to these things have any pertinent advice, please let me know.



June 4th, 2013 at 10:50 AM ^

Coach Hoke:

With the large haul of Ohio players recently is Michigan making a more concetrated attempt to recruit more nationally this year? 

What's your favorite desert?

Coach Beiliein:

Would you ever consider reserving special jersey numbers for Michigan's best players/ leaders? Like the #1, #21 jerseys in football?

Favorite Maize and Blue Deli sandwich?



June 4th, 2013 at 11:03 AM ^

Aren't there some boiler-plate MGoQuestions that you're required to ask as a member of this boad?


  • Why don't you use the spread punt???
  • Can you get Borges to understand why the bubble screen is so effective???


  • Given your defensive woes last year, why can't you run some zone???
  • What position will GR3 and McGary play next year???

In all seriousness, here's a potential question for you:

  • Headed into fall practices, what role or position on the team is the least defined and what expectations do you have for the players competing for that role/position?


June 4th, 2013 at 11:46 AM ^

I attended had ample time for Q & A after the coaches spoke.  Dave Brandon fielded most of the questions, so address any sport-specific inquiries to the coach himself.  You can also take a picture/ask a question prior to the presentation.  Just be very aware when they arrive and jump in line quick.  Each coach had an informal group waiting around them and interestingly, I'd say Red was the most popular, or maybe he just took more time to speak substantively with each person.   


June 4th, 2013 at 12:35 PM ^

I will be there as well and excited for it per usual. To your surprise... Q&A is rather long and Brandon plays MC and kind of PCs stuff. That said, most coaches answer the questions presented to them and answers are better than a typical press conference since almost any question gets at least some answer.


June 4th, 2013 at 10:03 PM ^

Ask Beilein about recruiting the state of Michigan. Or more specifically, why he doesn't seem to go after many local guys. He has signed waaaay more dude from Indiana and Ohio. Is that a conscious decision? Or is Michigan just that lacking in D1 prospects?