Michigan football coach Brady Hoke recaps first half of spring camp
Melanie Maxwell | AnnArbor.com
"Those are team awards, believe me," Hoke said in a video posted by MGoBlue.com. "We had a group of seniors who did a tremendous job. We had a group of underclassmen who came together and wanted to play as Team 132 together.
"We've got a great staff. We got people in the equipment room who work hard for the kids. Our trainers, our managers, everybody. So truly, those are all team awards.
"As great football coach once said, when he got an award, it was like a turtle on a fencepost. It didn't get there by itself."
Now, though, Hoke's attention is turning to Team 133, which embarks on a more difficult schedule without a combined five starters from its offensive and defensive lines. But there are key returners, too, in left tackle Taylor Lewan and strong-side defensive end Craig Roh.
There are several key returners elsewhere as well, including quarterback Denard Robinson, tailback Fitz Toussaint, linebacker Kenny Demens and the safety corps of Jordan Kovacs and Thomas Gordon.
In the video, Hoke updates those guys' play in the first half of spring camp, and how they're handling increased expectations heading into the season opener against defending national champion Alabama on Sept. 1.