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Posted on Sun, Nov 20, 2011 : 10:55 a.m.

U-M football coach Brady Hoke is proving to be a man of integrity

By Letters to the Editor

In spite of my relatively low level of enthusiasm for college football programs, (and the feeling has decreased even more with the current tragic situation at Penn State University), I do have the greatest respect for Brady Hoke, the University of Michigan football coach.

Coach Hoke's comment after the MSU/UM game - "We were out-coached and out played," and then his subsequent memorable statements after the UM/Iowa game, when he refused to complain or whine about the alleged "miscalls," marks him as a man of integrity. An outstanding role model for players, coaches, and fans alike.

Fredda Clisham
Ann Arbor


Kai Petainen

Mon, Nov 21, 2011 : 4:56 a.m.

i have a lot of respect for Hoke. he seems to me... to be brutally honest. and that honesty is a sign of a great leader. i'm a fan.


Sun, Nov 20, 2011 : 9:09 p.m.

Here's an article, from this very publication, about Brady Hoke's refusal to &quot;complain or whine&quot; about the officiating of the Iowa game: <a href=""></a> Yup, no whining or sour grapes in his actions, whatsoever. No sir. It's a pity that fact-checking isn't as easy as spell-checking.

John B.

Sun, Nov 20, 2011 : 11:34 p.m.

Clearly, there were very bad calls in that game. Bottom line, we didn't play well enough to win, so fortunately those bad calls didn't directly affect the outcome of the game, but they were atrocious in a couple cases.

Terry Star21

Sun, Nov 20, 2011 : 11:04 p.m.

SMC - big difference asking for a 'explanation' than complaining/whinning. A professional like Hope deserves an explanation for a bad call as witnessed from every possible angle on video.

Berda Green

Sun, Nov 20, 2011 : 8:42 p.m.

i agree i think he is a great coach just like bo

Terry Star21

Sun, Nov 20, 2011 : 7:49 p.m.

Very nice article, so true. Hoke is a breath of sunshine compared to his counterparts @ michigan state penitentiary, ohio state tattoo parlor and penn state look the other way college. Oh yeah, by the way @ 9-2 has the best record of the Big Ten teams ! MgoBlueForTiM.......Hoke, the educator, the coach and the champion.


Sun, Nov 20, 2011 : 4:40 p.m.

Has he been accused of breaking the rules of his sport? Has he been accused of covering up academic violations? Then I say we are a thousand steps higher then we were under his predecessor, let alone the classy behavior exhibited by Mr. Hoke in every interview, appearance, and meeting on campus here or around the country.


Sun, Nov 20, 2011 : 4:29 p.m.

I have to be careful or my comment will be removed but if the coach is a man of integrity he should read the police reports that involve his players and act accordingly.

Kai Petainen

Mon, Nov 21, 2011 : 5 a.m.

trespass. i just read it... fascinating.


Sun, Nov 20, 2011 : 11 p.m.

I wish I could name names and give details from the police reports but will not allow it under its conversation rule. Look at the comments at the bottom of this story. <a href="" rel='nofollow'></a>

Terry Star21

Sun, Nov 20, 2011 : 7:45 p.m.

I agree with John, up at michigan state penitentiary it would be impossible to keep track of player infractions. The coach even supports the player thugs, commenting, &quot;I watched the tape (UM vs ms) and saw no dirty play&quot;. Seriously ?

John B.

Sun, Nov 20, 2011 : 6:55 p.m.

Sounds like you have us confused with MSU, that training ground for the National Felons League.


Sun, Nov 20, 2011 : 4:13 p.m.

How can you possibly determine his integrity based on a curt analysis of game? This is wishful thinking, at best, and I hope you are correct.