Quick hits from Brady Hoke's presser
September, 18, 2012
By Michael Rothstein | ESPN.com
Michigan coach Brady Hoke spoke to the media for his 10 allotted minutes on the Big Ten conference call Tuesday afternoon. Here, as always, is a quick recap of what he said leading into Saturday's game against Notre Dame.
- On the Notre Dame rivalry: "Well, it’s really probably a decision I’ll have nothing to do with. I don’t know. I think it’s a great rivalry from a national perspective."
- On Denard Robinson's game last season: "Number one, for three quarters we did nothing on either side of the ball. That’s what I remember most. Denard, the fourth quarter, he played well, the receivers did a great job and Al Borges, some of the adjustments he made offensively."
- When asked why he hasn't been saying he is "hearing football," much like he did last season, Hoke said his team needs to be "more physical."
- On the Michigan defense: "We played a little better. When you look at from the techniques and fundamentals and the visual keys, everything you coach, there were still too many runs where I didn’t think we knocked line of scrimmage back enough … But we’re kind of a work in progress. We were a little bit that way last year, early in the season. We just have to continue to get better every time we go out.”
- On Notre Dame being faster: "“They are. They’re a little quicker at the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball. ... Offensively, [George] Atkinson is a 100-meter guy, he’s a playmaker for them. Cierre Wood is a playmaker. … You look at the tight ends, they have three tight ends that everyone in the country would like to have. … [Tyler] Eifert poses a big mismatch.”
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9:57 2nd Qtr Nevada 0 Louisiana-Lafayette 10 2:20 PM ET Utah State UTEP 3:30 PM ET 22 Utah Colorado State 5:45 PM ET Western Michigan Air Force 9:15 PM ET South Alabama Bowling Green
6:00 PM ET Marshall Northern Illinois 9:30 PM ET Navy San Diego State
12:00 PM ET Central Michigan Western Kentucky 8:00 PM ET Fresno State Rice
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2:00 PM ET Texas A&M West Virginia 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma 17 Clemson 9:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas
3:00 PM ET Notre Dame 23 LSU 6:30 PM ET 13 Georgia 21 Louisville 10:00 PM ET Maryland Stanford
12:30 PM ET 9 Ole Miss 6 TCU 4:00 PM ET 20 Boise State 10 Arizona 8:00 PM ET 7 Mississippi State 12 Georgia Tech
12:00 PM ET 19 Auburn 18 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET 8 Michigan State 5 Baylor 1:00 PM ET 16 Missouri 25 Minnesota 5:00 PM ET 2 Oregon 3 Florida State 8:30 PM ET 1 Alabama 4 Ohio State
12:00 PM ET Houston Pittsburgh 3:20 PM ET Iowa Tennessee 6:45 PM ET 11 Kansas State 14 UCLA 10:15 PM ET Washington Oklahoma State