Charles Woodson calls Brady Hoke's performance 'remarkable,' says Michigan-Ohio State rivalry 'is back'
Hoke served as a defensive line coach for the Wolverines during Woodson's three-year career at Michigan (1995-97).
Now an All-Pro cornerback with the Green Bay Packers, Woodson kept a close eye on Hoke and his alma mater this season — and he says the results were "remarkable."
"I don't think there's too many people in Michigan, Michigan fans or alums, that thought he would have the turnaround that he did," Woodson said on the Rich Eisen Podcast. "They thought he would have it going in the right direction, but to get to 10 wins after what we've gone through the past three or four years was remarkable."
Woodson hit on various other Michigan-related topics during the interview with Eisen, from the job defensive coordinator Greg Mattison has done, to Denard Robinson's turnover struggles.
He also touched on his relationship with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and how its grown since their days at Michigan.
In addition, Woodson gave his thoughts on Ohio State's recent decision to hire Urban Meyer.
In short: He's excited for next season.
"I just think it's great, I really do," Woodson said. "When I look at Michigan and Ohio State and that whole rivalry, I feel like with what we have coaching-wise (at Michigan) and now bringing in Urban at Ohio State, I think that whole Michigan-Ohio State rivalry is back."