Quick hits from Hoke's Wednesday presser 

November, 9, 2011
11/09/11
2:28
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Brady Hoke finished addressing the media for the final time before Michigan faces Illinois on Saturday.

Here's some of the head coach's thoughts and newsier items in convenient bullet form:

  • On Ricky Barnum, who had been out with ankle injury: "He did some things (Tuesday), a lot of the individual stuff, a little of the team stuff. We'll see. He'll play, but we'll see how healthy he is."
  • On halfback-turned fullback Stephen Hopkins: "His role has become bigger and really on the kickoff return team he's done a really good job blocking there and become more of a factor offensively and I think Hop, if he keeps moving in a positive fashion, he's going to be really good in this system for what we need."
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