Michigan's Brady Hoke brushes off not shaking hands with Urban Meyer
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The postgame handshake has been a routine for years.
Brady Hoke and Urban Meyer broke that routine following their clash in The Game.
Hoke said after Michigan's 26-21 loss Saturday to Ohio State that he did not shake hands with Meyer, nor talk to him before or after the game.
He was careful to say it wasn't out of bitterness following the close loss to Michigan's biggest rival, and his own personal rival, but he clearly wasn't happy after the game.
"I work with the D-line before the game and after the game," Hoke said. "It's kind of hard to see anybody.
"No big deal. It's not a story."
Michigan defensive coordinator Greg Mattison did get a chance to shake hands with Meyer, interrupting his postgame TV interview to do so. The pair coached together at Notre Dame, and Meyer later hired Mattison as his defensive coordinator at Florida.
Mattison said last week "we'll always be friends."
Hoke and Meyer don't appear to be quite as tight. Hoke minimized the snub as much as possible, but it's highly unusual for coaches to not shake hands.