Brady Hoke just wrapped up his first ever media session at Big 10 media day.
Most interestingly, Hoke made the statement that, “I don’t think we are rebuilding, period. We are Michigan.” (Cutcliffe says, "We are Duke.")
Hoke also stated, “Denard ran the same offense in high school.” (Apparently, Hoke felt a little just more comfortable hiring Al Borges than the OC at Deerfield Beach HS.)
Asked why recruiting is going so well, Hoke said, “This might sound arrogant. If it is, it is. But we are Michigan. We are the winningest program in the history of college football.”
Hoke explained that the change in offensive style will have an overall benefit to the Michigan program.
“When you’re defense plays against a pro-style offense all spring and all fall, you build a toughness and an edge. We think we can play better defense by how we operate on the offensive side of the ball because how they feed off each other.”
Michigan opens with five consecutive home games against Western Michigan, Notre Dame, Eastern Michigan, San Diego State, and Minnesota.
In other words, a lot of Beth Mowins and Mike Bellotti.