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Breaking Bad: Brady Hoke likes Michigan’s chemistry

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Michigan has not been bad since Brady Hoke took over as head coach, but the Wolverines have been traveling on a downward trend as far as wins are concerned. Will the 2014 season see things turn around in Ann Arbor? Hoke seems to like his chances, suggesting the chemistry cooking this spring was something he has not seen in years.

“This team has a chemistry that I think we haven’t had in a while,” Hoke said Wednesday during an interview on SiriusXM Radio, according to “When you look at the different groups and the leadership, we have really a team that’s back-loaded on the freshman and sophomore class. But we’ve got some really good guys in that senior class. Jake Ryan and Frank Clark. Devin Gardner. Desmond Morgan. We’ve got some really good leadership there.”

This is a pretty important year for Hoke. As makes note of and as I have said before, this is finally Hoke’s team. Every player who signed with Michigan did so knowing Hoke would be the head coach of the Wolverines. Now it is time to show Hoke can develop that talent — Michigan has signed top three classes in the Big Ten according to in three of the last four years — he has brought in and make Michigan a contender in the Big Ten. Up until now he has fallen short of the high bar he set in his debut season when he took what was left from the Rich Rodriguez all the way to a Sugar Bowl victory. Since then, the Wolverines have stumbled to a mediocre 7-6 season capped with a loss in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.

“We’re better mentally, and that’s a big part of it,” Hoke said earlier this week, according to “We’re not exactly where we want to be yet, but I like the way our team has reacted (to last season) and how we’ve gone about our business.”

If Hoke is right, Michigan could be in the winning business. It’s basic chemistry, yo.

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18 Responses to “Breaking Bad: Brady Hoke likes Michigan’s chemistry”
  1. MasMacho says: Apr 17, 2014 11:44 AM

    I guess he had to say something positive about his team.

  2. iwishwvuwouldbeatbama says: Apr 17, 2014 11:45 AM

    In other news Brady Hoke also likes: milkshakes, cheeseburgers, hotdogs, pizza, pasta, and candy bars! But none of these facts will make him a winning coach.

  3. blendedwhiskey says: Apr 17, 2014 12:05 PM

    Leadership starts with the coaches. Hoke needs to start wearing a damn headset during games and communicate with his coordinators. This guy is so clueless, such a terrible hire for scUM.

  4. cubano76 says: Apr 17, 2014 12:10 PM

    Brady Hoke likes deep fried Twinkies too.

  5. cubano76 says: Apr 17, 2014 12:11 PM

    Opps, I guess I should have read what iwishwvuwouldbeatbama wrote. Don’t I look like a fool. Well, back to the basement for me.

  6. chinahand11 says: Apr 17, 2014 12:31 PM

    His love of chemicals will beat the Bugeyes. Right.

  7. michiganstillsucks says: Apr 17, 2014 1:06 PM

    The only thing Brady the JOKE Hoke “likes” is the buffet line for breakfast lunch and dinner.

    The governor Christie look alike is worthless…

  8. tigersfandan says: Apr 17, 2014 1:49 PM

    @ michiganstillsucks

    Do you have anything to do besides bash Michigan? Do you actually cheer for anyone?

  9. motown81 says: Apr 17, 2014 2:06 PM

    The Brady Hoke fat jokes on this site by these trolls is getting so old. Write something intuitive about college football, big ten, something. But you jobless trolls sitting in your Mom’s basement and writing this stuff is getting so boring.

  10. jrs45 says: Apr 17, 2014 2:38 PM

    Not gonna rip on Hoke but when was the last time michigan was even relevant? They shared a championship in 96 97? And have done what since? They need more than chemistry.

  11. blendedwhiskey says: Apr 17, 2014 2:50 PM

    OSU fans put up with 13 years of abuse from arrogant UM fans when Coop was the coach. I think we’ve earned the right to have a little fun with Hoke. Here’s some intuitive college football news: I watched UM’s spring game on BTN and they were terrible to put it nicely. On the bright side, I attended the OSU spring game last weekend and they were equally terrible. Should be a great matchup in November. Oh wait, my mom’s calling me upstairs for lunch!!

  12. indi0228 says: Apr 17, 2014 4:19 PM

    So he’s saying that little sister might have a chance against their 2 big brothers?

  13. icanhazblogs says: Apr 17, 2014 4:24 PM

    Brady Hoke’s Head Coaching Career:

    Ball State
    San Diego State

    One of these is not like the others. Ohio State Fans should do everything they can to keep this guy around.

  14. tigers182 says: Apr 17, 2014 6:10 PM

    I’m no Michigan fan, but OSU fans have proven to be obsessed with Michigan. Sure they have a better record against michigan since Cooper left, but look who replaced him. 2 of the dirtiest head coaches in college sports. I’m glad Michigan is in the dumps, but at least you can respect them as a clean program.

  15. derekgorgonstar says: Apr 17, 2014 6:21 PM


    The Buckeyes do seem to have a lot of players arrested.

    You’re right about those coaches. Down here in the south we call him Dirty Urby. He left Florida with more thugs than a prison.

  16. BrownsTown says: Apr 17, 2014 7:04 PM

    Those two in the background are wearing hats and jackets and Hoke is sweating in a short-sleeved shirt. I bet he breathes loudly when he eats.

  17. bostonfrogs says: Apr 17, 2014 11:19 PM

    Brady Hoke looks more like Fred Flintstone than Walter White…so how come his teams keep turning to Rubble?

  18. cubano76 says: Apr 18, 2014 9:34 AM

    If Hoke looks like anyone, it’s the Governor of New Jersey.

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