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If we spend some time Skyping with the head coach at Ohio State, you know we're going to want to talk with his counterpart at “that school up north.”
Brady Hoke is the new toast of Ann Arbor, and after guiding the Michigan Wolverines to an 11-2 record and Sugar Bowl championship in his first season as head coach, you can bet that in the eyes of the U-M faithful Hoke can do no wrong.
One of the great things about Hoke is the fact that he's perfectly willing to stoke the fires between Ohio State and Michigan—fires that many had seen as cooling over the previous half-decade or so (Hoke still refuses to say “Ohio State,” referring to the Wolverines' rival simply as “Ohio”).
Recently, a Michigan 2013 recruit torched a letter from Ohio State without even opening it, took a picture and posted it on Twitter.
Buckeyes fans quickly responded with death threats, confirming our suspicions that Ohio State fans simply ooze classiness (yes, sarcasm is definitely intended).
So what did Hoke do or say about the situation?
Nothing. Absolutely nothing.
Perhaps it's his way of letting the fire get just a bit bigger.
The college football world is a better place with a competitive Michgian-Ohio State series, and we won't blame Hoke too much for keeping his mouth shut over the Ohio State mud (and threat) slinging.
But we'd sure love to talk to him about it!