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Brady Hoke cancels senior retreat in team-building effort

Brady Hoke

Michigan head coach Brady Hoke is doing away with making seniors feel special in the football program. For now, at least.

After two years of taking seniors for the upcoming fall away on a retreat, Hoke instead will look to find ways to bring a sense of equality to the Wolverines this season. The senior retreat will not take place this summer, a decision that was difficult for Hoke to make but one he feels confident will serve his 2014 Wolverines well.

“To me, it was just something (that) had run its course a little bit, and maybe (created) some entitlement (for the older players),” Hoke said last week, according to “I think guys just thought that was part of being a senior. They’ve got to earn it.”

This is a fantastic idea, but time will tell if it has any impact on the Michigan team later this fall. Michigan has taken some steps back each year since Hoke took over as head coach, so the pressure to turn things back in the other direction in the Big Ten is on for Hoke. This change in summer philosophy by Hoke should send a message to not only the seniors but the entire team in summer workouts.

True, there is a benefit to having seniors and upperclassmen feel a sense of leadership on a team, but a retreat specifically designed for them is not the only way for those student-athletes to come to that realization.

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7 Responses to “Brady Hoke cancels senior retreat in team-building effort”
  1. spreadthecheese says: Jun 9, 2014 6:23 PM

    Yeah, like the retreat is the problem…

  2. footballnut85 says: Jun 9, 2014 7:04 PM

    Hoke belongs back with a mid- major! His hat is floating!

  3. michiganstillsucks says: Jun 9, 2014 7:20 PM

    Instead he will taking the entire team to the local Cici’s pizza all you can eat buffet. This guy is a buffoon. Lol

  4. indi0228 says: Jun 9, 2014 8:07 PM

    Brady and his sewer operation played an (alleged) rapist for 4 years before they got around to kicking him out of school. Real classy

  5. manik56 says: Jun 9, 2014 10:45 PM

    As a Buckeye fan I do not think the Wolverine’s could have found a better man to replace RichRod. I hope he stays for many years to come. As for the Senior retreat, he could always take them somewhere after the season in late December.

  6. steeler1nation says: Jun 10, 2014 9:35 AM

    Was the retreat to Dunkin Donuts? … if so, yeah, that wasn’t working. Good idea, Brades

  7. midwestmd says: Jun 10, 2014 10:26 AM

    Another Michigan post and another round of bottom feeder comments… Hoke definitely has to turn things around this year or he will be out.

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