Kyle Meinke, a Michigan football reporter, put together a really interesting article on the Michigan staff and their history together.
In the article, Al Borges touches on why Hoke’s lack of an ego helped them to mesh as a staff last season.
“That’s what makes chemistry. When chemistry gets screwed up is when guys get too selfish, and I’ve seen it. I’ve been around it. We try to avoid all that.”
“I don’t know that it’s rare that a head coach is so ego-less, but it’s not common, but with Brady Hoke, I don’t think you get a hell of a lot different guy you get as a head coach than you do as an assistant. The core personality is no different.” Borges explained.
The full article, which can be read here, has some really good back stories on Hoke and the coordinators, such as why Brady Hoke slept on Greg Mattison’s couch for a few weeks years ago, why family played an important role in Mattison’s decision to leave Baltimore for Ann Arbor, and how Brady Hoke once “saved” Al Borges’ career.