Will We Keep Anything From Hoke Era? Legacy Jerseys? Calling Them "Ohio"?

Submitted by BursleyHall82 on November 22nd, 2014 at 11:36 PM

In addition to the flat-out stupid stuff - not wearing a headset, clapping like a seal, losing to every team as soon as they join the B1G - the Brady Hoke Era brought us the following innovations:

- Legacy Jerseys (although this was more of a Brandon idea)

- Numbering the teams (Team 135, etc.)

- Calling them "Ohio."

When he's gone, will any of these endure? I see the team-numbering one sticking around, "Ohio" will go away immediately, and legacy jerseys will be gone as soon as the current jersey-holders graduate. What say you?


Durham Blue

November 22nd, 2014 at 11:40 PM ^

I hope the legends jerseys and calling OSU "Ohio" burn in flames.  I hate both of these things with a passion.  Not a big fan of calling a team by its historical number either.  Fuck it, burn it all down to the ground.


November 22nd, 2014 at 11:40 PM ^

I don't think he was the one who started numbering teams. He may have been the first one in memory to mention the team number in pressers but I doubt he's the first to use this


November 22nd, 2014 at 11:41 PM ^

I still call them Ohio.  Many other teams use the team number.  I would like to see the legacy jerseys disappear in terms of being awarded, but don't mind a smaller patch of recognition for former players.

No need to pile on just because Hoke wasn't successful, especially because you probably wouldn't and didn't bring these things up when Michigan had more success.


November 23rd, 2014 at 7:16 AM ^

No, expectations weren't low.  6-6 was the floor then, and people were furious that Michigan had done so poorly.  I remember people calling into WTKA and wanting RR gone that first season.

The only excuse was that it was the first year in a coaching change.  This is year 4.



November 23rd, 2014 at 12:22 PM ^

despite having an NFL DC, two 5* QBs, one of which was a 5th year senior, and 4 of his own classes of recruits under him. Are you serious right now? Why don't we look at reaults just for fun:

Utah: 2008 closer game against a better Utah team
Wisky: top 5 win (Hoke has 0 in 5 years)
ND: we actually scored... On the road
Minny: won... On the road (Hoke 0 road wins)

Toledo: I'll give you that, MAC loss, but had Hoke managed a bowl game, you'd have seen the next MAC loss for M.

I get it, you hate RR, then don't watch him win his tenth game next Sat. Instead, bask in the aftermath of Hoke's 57 pount loss to OSU... Cuz it's all about style points now for Urbz to get a playoff spot.


November 23rd, 2014 at 8:53 AM ^

everyone knew we lost almost the entire core of the team from 2007 to the NFL.  Expectations were "low".  The 2008 may have been statistically "worse", but one could easily argue that this years team is the most disappointing, embarrassing and disorganized Michigan football team that we have seen in a long, long time.


November 22nd, 2014 at 11:44 PM ^

I dont think the legacy jerseys were really a Hoke thing per se - its seemed more an administrative deal to avoid retiring numbers.  They have never been a fan favorite, but I think they will stick around until someone comes up with something better.  

"Ohio" will be gone, team numbers will stay, the next coach will wear a headset and long sleeves and will eat breakfast on game days.  


November 23rd, 2014 at 12:35 AM ^

Just personal preference. I don't like it when our coach looks stupid on the sideline in the winter weather. Wayne Fontes looked stupid in his parka. Mark Dantonio looks stupid because he's Mark Dantonio.


November 23rd, 2014 at 12:21 AM ^

The issue, and the reason why the legends jerseys won't go away, is that you start running out of numbers if you retire all of them.  We already have multiple players who wear the same number, but the the problem gets way worse if you have 105 players on the roster and only 88 or so numbers you can give out.