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Posted on Tue, Jan 18, 2011 : 9:59 a.m.

Michigan football players on Brady Hoke: 'He's a real intense coach'

By Staff

Michigan football players spoke with's Doug Karsch about their initial impressions of newly hired coach Brady Hoke after a few team meetings. See if you can pick out the theme:

Darryl Stonum: "He's a real intense coach."

Mike Martin: "He's really intense about this job."

Ryan Van Bergen: "I'm excited about getting into spring ball."



Wed, Jan 19, 2011 : 12:47 a.m.

I sensed from what those four were saying that the past three years perhaps weren't as physically challenging as they believe it should have been.


Tue, Jan 18, 2011 : 11:56 p.m.

Brady Hoke is Michigan Football. Bring on next season!

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Tue, Jan 18, 2011 : 10:20 p.m.

I like Molk's attitude, he is wired sort of differently in a good way...the linemen will love playing for a Hokemania team.


Tue, Jan 18, 2011 : 6:36 p.m.

Agree about recruiting effect. This has to be focus. The school from Ohio just picked up another 4 star linebacker yesterday. We could use at least 3 or 4 4star players right now.


Tue, Jan 18, 2011 : 6:36 p.m.

I'll take intensity over Rich Rod's "Get a life" or "You raised me up..." mentality.


Tue, Jan 18, 2011 : 6:26 p.m.

@bornin Thanks for that link. That's encouraging news


Tue, Jan 18, 2011 : 5:15 p.m.

Hopefully Hoke can lead this team down the right path. Found this shirt the other day and this article made me think of it. <a href="" rel='nofollow'></a>


Tue, Jan 18, 2011 : 4:59 p.m.

Thank you Mike Martin for handling an adverb correctly. Painful to read some of the headlines I see these days and listen to sports commentators on TV forget that adverbs even exist.


Tue, Jan 18, 2011 : 4:51 p.m.

Sounds like they are working hard on recruiting now: <a href="" rel='nofollow'></a>


Tue, Jan 18, 2011 : 4:34 p.m.

The problem we're having is that our staff is incomplete and that will adversely affect recruiting.


Tue, Jan 18, 2011 : 4 p.m.

Perhaps Hoke can channel that intensity, passion and energy to the recruiting trail where nearly all of our 2011 four-star verbals have either committed elsewhere or are looking elsewhere.