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Posted on Thu, May 3, 2012 : 11:44 a.m.

Michigan's Brady Hoke ranked 4th-best Big Ten coach by Sporting News, trails rivals Urban Meyer, Mark Dantonio

By Kyle Meinke

Michigan's Brady Hoke was named the Big Ten's coach of the year last year. But at least one publication doesn't think he's the league's top overall coach.

In fact, he's fourth -- with both of his biggest rivals ranked ahead of him.

Sporting News' Steve Greenberg ranked the Big Ten's coaches, and crowned Ohio State's Urban Meyer No. 1. Wisconsin's Bret Bielema came in at No. 2, followed by Michigan State's Mark Danontio and then Hoke.


Michigan's Brady Hoke was ranked the fourth-best football coach in the Big Ten by Sporting News.

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"Kind of hard to believe, isn’t it, that Hoke was a sub-.500 coach pre-Michigan?" Greenberg wrote of Hoke. "But he slowly built Ball State into a prime MAC team, then turned San Diego State around more quickly. His first season in Ann Arbor was a mind-blower. It seems Hoke has improved throughout the first decade of his career — and that he’s exactly the right guy at the right time for the Wolverines."

Hoke went 11-2 in his debut season in Ann Arbor, and led the Wolverines to their first BCS win since 2000. He also toppled Ohio State, halting Michigan's seven-game losing streak against its chief rival.

But Buckeyes' interim coach Luke Fickell has since been replaced by Meyer, who swiftly cobbled together a superb 2012 recruiting class -- one that is ranked ahead of the Wolverines' heralded group.

His reputation as a coach also precedes him, after capturing two national titles at Florida. Sporting News cites that reputation for naming Meyer its top Big Ten coach, before he's even coached a Big Ten game.


Urban Meyer's credentials earned him the top spot among Big Ten coaches before he has coached a game in the conference.

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"There’s no way to look at this man’s credentials and put him anywhere other than in the top spot," Greenberg wrote. "No matter that he’s never won a Big Ten game, nor that he ended poorly at Florida before sitting out 2011. About those creds: two national titles; a 7-1 bowl record; a 12-0, Fiesta Bowl-winning season at Utah; 17 victories in two years at Bowling Green. Ridiculous."

Dantonio also is ranked ahead of Hoke, after guiding Michigan State to consecutive 11-win seasons -- and, of course, four consecutive wins against the Wolverines.

"Dantonio’s 11-2 season in 2010 — during which he was confronted by a frightening health crisis — represents one of the great coaching performances of the 2000s," Greenberg wrote. "His 2011 Spartans, who likewise won 11 games, were even better.

"Brady Hoke’s Michigan program may have more upside, but Dantonio is the best coach in the state right now."

Rounding out the rankings behind Hoke are Iowa's Kirk Ferentz, Nebraska's Bo Pelini, Northwestern's Pat Fitzgerald, Penn State's Bill O'Brien, Minnesota's Jerry Kill, Illinois' Tim Beckman, Purdue's Danny Hope and Indiana's Kevin Wilson.

Clearly, Meyer, Bielema, Dantonio and Hoke comprise the upper crust of Big Ten coaches right now. Who would you rank No. 1? And is Hoke too high, too low or just right?

Read the full Sporting News story by clicking here.

Kyle Meinke covers Michigan football for He can be reached at 734-623-2588, by email at and followed on Twitter @kmeinke.



Sat, May 5, 2012 : 2:08 a.m.

A link on listed the B1G dream team assistant coaching staff. It had Borges as the offensive coordinator and Mattison as the defensive coordinator. I agree with that assessment 100%. It also had Fred Jackson as the best running back coach...which also makes perfect sense. You can argue about who the best HC is all day, but one thing is certain...Hoke doesn't mess around when it comes to hiring the very best assistants.


Sun, May 6, 2012 : 10:34 p.m.

To heck with it AZ, the 2012 season is right around the corner. I'll say one thing having lived a long time in the desert, if RR screams and yells and throws fits at Arizona like he did at Mich. ol RR's gonna have a heat stroke.


Sun, May 6, 2012 : 5:17 p.m.

By the way 7718...I don't want to come off as attacking you personally, that's not my intention. I know you are a Michigan fan, just like me. It's just that it seems to me that 90% of your posts make some round about reference to the previous coach and 'his' players having success under Hoke, the previous coach not getting support, etc. Let it go, man. You've mentioned before to stop bringing up the previous coach and to let him be. You need to follow your own advice and let it go...then buffoons like me won't mention him, either. Michigan is on track and enjoying great success now. Enjoy it.


Sun, May 6, 2012 : 4:34 p.m.

7718, get over RR already. He could have hired whoever he wanted, just like he did at AZ. He hired the EXACT same staff, except Casteel. Mike Martin said his defensive line coach was not qualified to coach the D-Line! That's RR's hire!!! Gibson was AWFUL...and he's back with RR at AZ coaching DB's again! RR stuffed the 3-3-5 down Robinson's throat and caused him to fail, imo. RR failed on his own. I don't care if you love RR like a brother, but the excuses that you come up with feel like an attempt to belittle the accomplishments of Hoke and his staff, just like RR himself has done in his comments regarding UM's success last season. Hoke has no problem sharing the spotlight with great coordinators, RR did, imo. He sank his own ship.


Sun, May 6, 2012 : 1:59 a.m.

Brandon has no problem spending the money on his guys


Sat, May 5, 2012 : 7:50 p.m.

az, good article. Brady and staff have so much advantage at Mich and the ability to reel in some of the best talent in the country. Nick Saben quit his coaching job at Mich. state because he knew he would never get the kind of talent he needed to build a national powerhouse, it's really simple math. The really good coaches like Brady and Nick Saben go to and for the most part stay at the great schools, that's where both the talent and money is although I think Brady would have come to Mich. for less than what he was offered. I can't put Urban in that class because he seems like he's always walking on egg shells emotionally. Urban puts himself out there but Urban has a bad rap and he'll have to work his way out of that with longevity at ohio state. Sorry folks but as a whole, Brady and staff get the nod as the best group of coaches in the 10.

Basic Bob

Sat, May 5, 2012 : 11:25 a.m.

Mattison is a great coach, with an impressive resume. Michigan is fortunate to have him on the staff.


Fri, May 4, 2012 : 10:56 p.m.

Pricelss, the Sporting News gave their "best big ten coach" award to a quitter. Only good thing about Ohio's coach is his initials.....Go Blue....U.M.!


Fri, May 4, 2012 : 9:41 p.m.

Opinions are just that...what happens in football season is all that matters. We have to beat these coaches' teams on the field not through discussion. Urban and Danontio will view a good $#@ whipping from the sideline, as big blue will once again physically dominate them. No RR ball...physical football!!


Sun, May 6, 2012 : 6:27 p.m.

tom....i don't like the wolverines chances against bama on september 1, but i bet you the scoreboard won't be as ugly as, say, 49-7 (with the 7 coming against bama's 4th string mop-up crew) so there's always that


Sun, May 6, 2012 : 2:58 p.m.

What I saw was a game that was the BIGGEST JOKE in BCS history. One team was the first ever runner-up from it's conference to play in a BCS game. That team came from a conference that is now 2-13 in BCS contests. The other team ran an offense that was PATHETIC gaining only 173 yards from scrimmage and averaging less than 2 yards per carry. Somebody had to lose this game...but the BIGGEST LOSER was the college football fan...and they tuned out in droves! This "stinker" is a prime reason why the BCS is changing it's process. The game was a Hokie Jokie!


Sun, May 6, 2012 : 1:58 a.m.

But don't forget, these RR- non physical players won a Sugar Bowl.


Sat, May 5, 2012 : 5:07 a.m.

Richie "Grave Digger" Hebner - big blue will once again physically dominate MSU and ? What is the basis of your opinion? You're doing a HUGE DISSERVICE to logic with this post. M hasn't physically dominated MSU since November 2, 2002 when Bobby WIlliams threw in the towel. The Spartans PHYSICALLY DOMINATED HOKE's team in 2011...far more so than in the 3 wins vs. DickRod. What game were you watching? It's been a decade or more since the aMaized and Blew have had there way with OSU on the field. Had Braxton Miller not barely overthrown Devier Posey in the closing minute on November 26th wouldn't it be 10 straight? Where's the threat?

sid haque

Fri, May 4, 2012 : 4:43 p.m.

how is it possible for coach to be #1 when the guy hasn't won a game.I know what he did but to me it is not what have done for me yesterday rather what have you done for lately and this guy haven't done a thing yet.Ohio is in for rude waking bc i have a feeling another chest pain is on the way for #1 coach in big 10.


Fri, May 4, 2012 : 8:34 p.m.

Rightmind, your lack of class never ceases to amaze. Sad.


Fri, May 4, 2012 : 6:21 p.m.

rightmind, your post has nothing to do with the article as usual, but i guess you got to use the word fat again! we appreciate your concern but coach HOKE'S health is just fine and if i were you i would worry more about oscar meyer who's health issues forced him to leave his last GIG (plus the pressure of other possible reason's)? your boy will be gone in 3 to 4 year's. . . health reason's or scandal, take your pick!! GO BLUE!!!!!!


Fri, May 4, 2012 : 6:09 p.m. remind me of D'Antonio. Your constant criticism of Michigan shows utter insecurity. And why not? How many days has it been since the Bucks have beaten Michigan???


Fri, May 4, 2012 : 5:27 p.m.

Do you know the wear and tear that Obesity puts on the circulation system? Do you know how hard the heart has to work to keep an obese person alive? Do you know the risk of heart failure for an obese person is 10 times that of a man of normal weght? Your boy is a ticking time bomb. A fat one too.


Fri, May 4, 2012 : 1:54 p.m.

With this ranking being based on the individual performance of the coaches in the B1G and not their performance in the B1G, than I think it's a pretty accurate assessment. If this were based on performance as a B1G coach, then no, Meyer should not be on the list, Hoke should not be as high, 1 season is not enough. I hate to say it, but Dantonio would be #1, he has built MSU to 1 of the top tier teams in the B1G and in the Nation with less top tier recruits.


Sun, May 6, 2012 : 10:38 p.m.

No Tom, to much rhetoric and not enough simple math. Mich. beat ohio last year as in, hey ohio, "what have you done lately"?


Sun, May 6, 2012 : 2:53 p.m.

Hail Mary says "I'm afraid Mark probably had his best shot the last 3 yrs. cause with Brady and Urban reloading and building back into national powerhouses the BTN is no longer going to be a cake walk for MSU or Wisconsin." What are you talking about? OSU won or shared 6 straight B10 championships under "The Vest". OSU doesn't need to "reload". On the other hand, UM hasn't come close to wining a B10 championship for nearrly a decade. The Ohio State program is FAR AHEAD of the Michigan program. You're hear as if parity has been achieved after you BARELY beat an OSU program that had more losses (7) than any other OSU team since 1897! Your fans got so excited about beating a team that lost it's head coach only 3 months before the season started that they charged the field? THAT WAS HILARIOUS! Sorry boys but Brady finishes ahead of Dantonio just like he did in the final polls last yr. Dantonio's teams will be decent but the league is about to return to the norm., "The Big Two". MSU finished ahead of M in one poll and behind M in another. The current "Big 2" is MSU and Wisconsin. The "Big 3" is MSU, WIsconsin and OSU. Beat Iowa and win a road game against a good opponent...then talk!


Fri, May 4, 2012 : 4:58 p.m.

Dantonio has a decent record but his team breaks down occasionally at very unexpected times. Dantonio on a personal note expresses extreme insecurity about the Wolverines even though his record against the Wolves is impressive. With Mark's seemingly quick spitefulness at anything Wolverine one can only assume he is not comfortable with his ability to maintain a winning percentage of his in state rival probably because he knows he has his current winning streak against the worst coach and Mich. team in Wolverine history speaking of RR and his 3 yr. tenure. Mark did beat Brady his first yr. but then again Mark and company were manhandled by Notre Dame. If Mark wants to be with the Elite he's going to have to play every opponent tough and not just Mich. Wolves. I'm afraid Mark probably had his best shot the last 3 yrs. cause with Brady and Urban reloading and building back into national powerhouses the BTN is no longer going to be a cake walk for MSU or Wisconsin. Sorry boys but Brady finishes ahead of Dantonio just like he did in the final polls last yr. Dantonio's teams will be decent but the league is about to return to the norm., "The Big Two".


Fri, May 4, 2012 : 4:42 p.m.

Dantonio has a sol i


Fri, May 4, 2012 : 1:14 p.m.

It's understandable and it's just one writers opinion. I think Coach Hoke is a,"great fit at Mich." and I like his steadfast demeanor. I think his steady manner will give him longevity at Mich unlike some of these other coaches that seem to, "coach scared". My opinion after observing some of these coaches is that, they act desperate and that to me = burnout or worse, physical and emotional problems. A couple of these coaches ranked ahead of Brady have already displayed serious ailments. Brady is the type of coach that will not verbally try to bring attention to himself and that in itself exhibits a quiet confidence that tells me the man will express himself by his actions on the field and taking care of his players and the program. If you lined up all the Big 10 coaches and I had my choice I would take Brady Hoke. The reason I would pick Brady is that I think he's a winner both on the field and off and I think he brings a quiet dignity to the program and the state of Mich. Brady did not bring a bunch of bad baggage to Mich., I think he has the players best interest at heart and he appears to be a solid family man, ya, I'll take Brady Hoke any day.


Fri, May 4, 2012 : 6:04 p.m.

I agree with you, hailmary. I actually have no complaints that some writer might be of the opinion that these three coaches are ranked ahead of Hoke. They are all good coaches. However, Hoke is the best coach for Michigan, and I would take him over any of the three ranked ahead of him in this poll, or any behind him for that matter. At this point, I'm happy to have Hoke over Harbaugh and Miles, too. He's at Michigan for the long haul and will have Michigan ranked not only among the top in the conference for years to come, but in the nation well.


Fri, May 4, 2012 : 5:23 p.m.

Obesity is a physical ailment.


Fri, May 4, 2012 : 11:50 a.m.

From an unbiased perspective, you have to give the nod to Urban Meyer as the top coach in the league. No other coach has won a national championship, let alone two. He has turned around average programs in short amounts of time. I understand the dislike for the man but you have to give him props. But I do think Brady will be considered in his league very soon. I disagree with Bielema and Dantonio being ranked ahead of Brady. I think it's a tie right now between all three. However, the next two seasons will clearly put Hoke ahead of those two.


Fri, May 4, 2012 : 11:26 a.m.

Bah-humbug with these polls. Ridiculous. Simply put, the coachs rank should be tied to the most recent won-lost record in the conference, period. That means to former IL Head Ron Zook was among the bottom of the list, Brady Hoke near the top. Perhaps just behind MSU and WI. Urban Meyer is unranked for now.


Sat, May 5, 2012 : 8:01 p.m.

I think we UM fans have selective hearing when it comes to polls. I can't count the number of times that we have thrown our end-season poll ratings in MSU's face. But when the polls turn out other than we think we deserve, all of a sudden they are garbage. The sooner we get out of our head the "champions of the West" entitlement attitude, the better off we will be. We are a very respected school. I would look forward to the day when our fans' behavior gets as much respect.


Fri, May 4, 2012 : 4:10 a.m.

Besides I will never mind finishing second to a guy like Urban Meyer.


Fri, May 4, 2012 : 4:03 a.m.

"There's no way to look at this man's credentials and put him anywhere other than in the top spot," Even as a Michigan Man I would have to agree.


Fri, May 4, 2012 : 4:05 p.m.

I like conference championship games.


Fri, May 4, 2012 : 2:47 a.m.

I'll take 4th. It's nice to be considered to be in the top half of the B1G again. To be considered in the same class with OSU, Wisky, and MSU means we are on the right track. This post will get some haters. But bear with me. When State had a great year in '10, we all said, do it twice and we'll believe you. Well, they did it. Now it's our turn. We had a great year. Can we do it twice? If so, then we are as good as OSU,Wisky,and MSU. Go Blue!


Fri, May 4, 2012 : 1:19 a.m.

That picture of Meyer in this article is great. It's him describing to friends how big the minnow he caught was.


Fri, May 4, 2012 : 2:16 p.m.

or. . . look, it's no big deal! all the other guy's got tatoo's so why not me! GO BLUE!!!!!!

Terry Star21

Fri, May 4, 2012 : 1:46 a.m.

Or how long he will stay....


Thu, May 3, 2012 : 10:46 p.m.

Don't worry Sun and Blue fan base, Brady is still number one in quantity of hamburgers eaten while sucking down a chocolate shake and fries. Oh, yeah don't leave out the cherry pie treat.


Sun, May 6, 2012 : 6:22 p.m.

tom, if there are any websites out there that bother paying attention to msu, you should probably try there....and signing EVERYTHING with "where's the threat" is really cute and original. well done


Sat, May 5, 2012 : 4:50 a.m.

TruBlu. Do you think that Ohio State fans have ever charged the field after beating a 7 loss Michigan team? That act was the most PATHETIC display of desperation by the Michigan fan base in the program's history! Meyer is 10 times the coach that Mr. Jenny Craig is...and his record proves it! And Borges did a helluva job at Indiana! You people are DELUSIONAL! Where's the threat?


Fri, May 4, 2012 : 6:30 p.m.

haha. . . that's funny also. . . you are in her on a MICHIGAN site more then i am. so i guess you really want to be a MICHIGAN man! enjoy teddy's party/picnic. . . don't forget to wear sunblock!! GO BLUE!!!!!!


Fri, May 4, 2012 : 5:20 p.m.

Hahaha, too funny goblue, Fact is I didn't get an invitation. The party's for guys like you. "Michigan Men"


Fri, May 4, 2012 : 4:06 p.m.

The picnic is not until tomorrow.


Fri, May 4, 2012 : 2:01 p.m.

sounds like rightmind had a great time at ted's outdoor party. . . what's that saying, two's company, three's a crowd. . . GO BLUE!!!!!!

Blue Marker

Fri, May 4, 2012 : 12:34 p.m.

And of course by "we" Ted means......well, Ted.


Fri, May 4, 2012 : 4:06 a.m.

Rightmind, we admit Meyer is a better coach. There is no need to rub it in.


Fri, May 4, 2012 : 3:11 a.m.

@rightmind250: You say we got Mr. 500? No, not AT Michigan; he's .818 in his current career AT Michigan. And if you count his past Michigan coaching career: you'd have to add his PERFECT record for 1997. Meyer, Dantonio and Beilema aren't that impressive. Meyer's an unkown but his record in the Big 10 is yet to be determined and because Ohio cares more about beating Michigan than anything, they get great coaches who eventually self-destruct. Dantonio holds a 4-0 record over Michigan but that's bogus: the first three wins were against one of the worst teams (and coaches) in all of Div. 1 football. This has happened before and it always ends with MSU returning the back seat when it comes to competing with Michigan. Bielema also gets lucky like past WI coaches: they manage to get top runners but that's all they got in the long run. So Bielema will fade too, watch for it.


Fri, May 4, 2012 : 2:06 a.m.

Hoke ate more hamburgers this week than he has career wins. You go Mr .500

Terry Star21

Fri, May 4, 2012 : 1:45 a.m.

Maybe urban should try that.....0-3 against Michigan, looking for 0-4......

Blue Marker

Fri, May 4, 2012 : 12:39 a.m.

What was that score again?


Thu, May 3, 2012 : 7:43 p.m.

Im right with u T2B. Let all the haters, critics, and doubters talk during this offseason. But just know that u're running outta time. GO BLUE!!!

David Vande Bunte

Thu, May 3, 2012 : 7:36 p.m.

Meh. It's just a pre-season poll guys. Does it really matter? If Hoke continues to win in the B1G, what some magazine thinks is irrelevant. It's no different from pre-season team rankings. What Hoke is ranked as far as B1G coaches go in May matters far less than what he would be ranked next January.

Terry Star21

Thu, May 3, 2012 : 7:09 p.m.

Wow.....I agree with all my football buddies here ! Can't say much more, I love those rankings, just perfect to begin a season - who cares if the writer has no clue ! Question; Which coach has a past history of folding, illness, quitting, etc. under pressure ? MgoBlueForTiM......Michigan Football - right where we want it !


Sun, May 6, 2012 : 2:44 p.m.

Terry - Where did you go to school?

Blue Marker

Thu, May 3, 2012 : 7:05 p.m.

It's one guy's opinion and that guy works for The Sporting News, not exactly the Wall Street Journal of sports publications. Personally, I like that Meyer is tops on a list like this and that there seems to be an article daily on ESPN about how Urban is reinventing the game. That just puts more pressure on him to win and we all know how Meyer responds to pressure. He'll collect talent but not a team. There will be problems off the field and before you know it he'll be taking over for Brian Kelly at Notre Dame....he's "other" dream job. Meantime Hoke will continue to build a program based on integrity and toughness. Go Blue!

The Black Stallion3

Thu, May 3, 2012 : 7:02 p.m.

Brady Hoke.....You are number 1 in the country as far as I am concerned....Go Blue !!!!!

Terry Star21

Thu, May 3, 2012 : 7:10 p.m.



Thu, May 3, 2012 : 6:35 p.m.

Agree with 81 that Urban Myth should not be ranked until he actually coaches in the B10 games. So far, Hoke has lost to Dantonio, and Dantonio has won 4 in a row against UM and done very well there. Bielema has been to 2 straight Rose bowls, and can't complain about his ranking. We all love Hoke, rightly so--he has coached well, he has said and done the right things, but let's see how he does over a few seasons before complaining about his ranking here. Personally, I think Fitzgerald has done more with less than any coach in the B10 and deserves recognition.


Sat, May 5, 2012 : 4:44 a.m.

heartbreak October 20th...agree Fitzgerald is an OUTSTANDING coach and leader. Michigan would have been MUCH better off hiring him but he'll NEVER leaving NU.


Thu, May 3, 2012 : 6:32 p.m.

'a 7-1 bowl record' And who was the 1 too????


Sun, May 6, 2012 : 4:22 p.m.

Tom, Don't forget that the UM team that lost to App St then proceeded to go into Spartan Stadium and whip your Spartans. UM fans then chanted, "App State's better!" Good times.


Sat, May 5, 2012 : 4:42 a.m.

LLLLLLLOYD Carr and the same team that lost to Appalachian State. Hoke had one good season at Ball State. Where's the threat?

David Vande Bunte

Fri, May 4, 2012 : 1:41 p.m.

AZ, of course it was to Michigan...but this isn't about the Universities, it's about the coaches. The 7-1 record is Urban Meyer's bowl record, not Floridas, not Utahs, not Ohio States. If we are referring to the coaches records, we have to be consistent. That 1 loss was to Lloyd Carr, not Brady Hoke. Essentially, if we are talking about Hoke vs. Meyer, the Lloyd Carr coached Michigan victory is irrelevant, because Hoke had nothing to do with it.


Fri, May 4, 2012 : 1:12 a.m.

No, David. That '1' was to Michigan. I think UK's point may have been that Meyer has actually coached a B1G game...and lost. Although he did actually win a B1G game as well...when his Gators thrashed the Bucks.

David Vande Bunte

Thu, May 3, 2012 : 7:38 p.m.

Lloyd Carr. Brady Hoke wasn't on staff at the time, and this is about coaches, not teams.


Thu, May 3, 2012 : 6:20 p.m.

A coach shouldn't be ranked in this article unless he's completed coaching at least one season in the Big Ten. Meyer hasn't proven anything in the Big Ten and therefore does not deserve to be ranked #1 much less at all. Once he gets the train rolling in Ann Arbor, Coach Hoke will be the concensus #1.

Terry Star21

Thu, May 3, 2012 : 7:12 p.m.

Yes. Pre-season coaching ranks are just nonsense !


Thu, May 3, 2012 : 6:17 p.m.

Brady's number 1 here (Ann Arbor) and that's all that matters.


Thu, May 3, 2012 : 4:44 p.m.

Urban Liar hasn't coached a game in the Big 10 and he's already the best coach in the league. this is totally laughable. Oh, and please remind me what his record was against Big 10 teams while he was at Florida. Greenberg should still be writing for the Pillsbury Gazette.


Sat, May 5, 2012 : 4:39 a.m.

Brady Hoke has coached 8 games in the B10 and is 2-2 on the road. Where's the threat? Who'd he beat? Nebraska... and Ohio States FIRST 7 LOSS TEAM SINCE 1897! Where's the threat?

Terry Star21

Thu, May 3, 2012 : 7:14 p.m.

Ole' Ernie Harwell would say, "It's pressure....and it's deep.....and he's looooooooooooong gone !


Thu, May 3, 2012 : 4:29 p.m.

OH-ho-ho-HO!! FOURTH??!! @Steve Greenberg: Thank you, Steve. You've just given us the TOPIC of the 2012 college football season! Taking a slap at Michigan's Brady Hoke has indeed gotten our attention and focus. But get ready to eat some crow. Wolverines fans: Lets now sit back and watch the 2012 football season to see what Brady Hoke, his staff and players DO ABOUT THIS. As for Meyer and Dantonio: Sports writer Greenberg just made your 2012 games against Michigan that much harder. Coach Bielema: you get lucky, no game vs Michigan this year. So again, you get to try to get to the top of the Big Ten pile and may well meet your match in Michigan this year.

Terry Star21

Thu, May 3, 2012 : 7:15 p.m.

One of your best.....thanks !