Shakey Jake

December 3rd, 2012 at 7:21 PM ^

The first video, towards the end, is all I need to hear is that he's not healty yet, which does not surprise me with a nerve injury. Anyone who knows anything about nerves and nerve injuries know they do not heal quickly if they heal at all.


December 4th, 2012 at 12:32 PM ^

Well, no, it doesn't sound serious but nothing Hoke mentions about injuries ever does.  Looking past the Coach Speak though, I agree with you.


Regardless, you gotta love "a little bit of an ankle."  Hoke at his finest.


December 4th, 2012 at 11:34 AM ^

I see a raw and fierce wisdom in the eyes of guys like Smith and Odoms. Amazing to see what blossoms in these young men when they are afforded a top level education combined with the real world hardships that exist in places like Pahokee (hardships that many of us can't even fathom).

Too many of these youg men are used by the football factories and given no real education or life skills. Results like this make me proud to be a Wolverine.


December 3rd, 2012 at 7:35 PM ^

I like the Smith piece; it was especially great to hear him use the words "role model." 

It was also great to hear Brady Hoke play his usual "Fort Schembechler" game with the media.  It's almost as if, whenever he is asked an open-ended or potentially controversial question, he does a quick nod and blink in triumph after each non-committal answer.


December 3rd, 2012 at 7:46 PM ^

The Vincent Smith video really makes me happy to know that the kids who may not make it to the NFL have had a valuable life experience here. I hope they all do something with it. Go Blue.


December 3rd, 2012 at 8:03 PM ^

...brushing off the stud label and just calling himself fat. We didn't get what we expected out of the guy, but it appears that he's come a long way mentally.


December 3rd, 2012 at 8:10 PM ^

I particularly enjoyed the Vincent Smith video, as it underscores something that I think is great about this team and says much about them as well as the school the represent. Off the field, the same guys that we cheer on each Saturday during football season are also able artists, engineers, activists (ala Odoms), and the like. I think we even have a recruit either in the 2012 or 2013 class (couldn't remember precisely)  that had aspirations to be a chef. This is one of those less mentioned things that makes the team great and speaks well of Michigan. 


December 3rd, 2012 at 8:29 PM ^

These are some good guys going out into the world. I wish them all good luck. Denard better get some playing and press time with the NFL because we'll all hit smile withdrawals otherwise.


December 4th, 2012 at 11:32 AM ^

It is so awesome to hear stories like the V. Smith one.  As a parent I can only imagine what a giant smile parents must have when they see thier child making great decisions and excelling!  These kids just continue to build on the legacy that is at Michigan. "Those that stay will be champions" rings so true.