Should Brady Hoke Be Worried U-M Is Becoming a Basketball School?

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Should Brady Hoke Be Worried U-M Is Becoming a Basketball School? - Friday, April 25, 2014 10:06 AM
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If Michigan football can't start competing for Big Ten titles, it’ll be bad for business and Brandon will need to intervene.
 
Last year’s disappointing 7-6 football finish didn’t help improve Michigan’s national reputation and stands in contrast to the revival of basketball under Beilein.
 
Hoke can’t allow Michigan to become primarily known for success in basketball—there’s too much money, not to mention his job, riding on Michigan’s gridiron performance.

 
 
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Re:Should Brady Hoke Be Worried U-M Is Becoming a Basketball School? - Friday, April 25, 2014 10:37 AM
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Much as I admire what Beilein has done for U-M basketball, I'm a Michigan football fanatic ONLY...and will always be!
 
Great article, Phil & very timely...though, I can't see basketball ever overtaking football in AA! But no question that Hoke is under severe pressure to get the football program "righted", quickly!
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Re:Should Brady Hoke Be Worried U-M Is Becoming a Basketball School? - Friday, April 25, 2014 10:46 AM
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Basketball school is a tough label. Our basketball program is certainly better than our football program. In reality, if you go back 20-30 years, the basketball program has played for more National Titles than the football program has.
 
How many of us even paid attention to football spring practice with the NCAA tournament going on though?
 
Ultimately football still drives the ship but our basketball program is FAR superior to football right now.
 
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Re:Should Brady Hoke Be Worried U-M Is Becoming a Basketball School? - Friday, April 25, 2014 11:02 AM
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The basketball team has played for more national titles in the last 30 years in part cause they actually have a tournament to determine the champion. Imagine that!

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Re:Should Brady Hoke Be Worried U-M Is Becoming a Basketball School? - Friday, April 25, 2014 11:11 AM
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The basketball team has played for more national titles in the last 30 years in part cause they actually have a tournament to determine the champion. Imagine that!

 
The tournament begins this season for CFB. Whether we sniff it, well, that's an entirely different question. 
 
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Re:Should Brady Hoke Be Worried U-M Is Becoming a Basketball School? - Friday, April 25, 2014 11:24 AM
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Yeah and hopefully I can attend the National Championship game since it is in my backyard!

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Re:Should Brady Hoke Be Worried U-M Is Becoming a Basketball School? - Friday, April 25, 2014 11:27 AM
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The basketball team has played for more national titles in the last 30 years in part cause they actually have a tournament to determine the champion. Imagine that!

I`ll give you that.
 
Not sure how many Michigan football teams I would have banked on making the NC game through a football playoff over the last 30 years either though. We certainly get our shot starting next year.
 
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Re:Should Brady Hoke Be Worried U-M Is Becoming a Basketball School? - Friday, April 25, 2014 11:33 AM
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Agree but it would have been fun to see how Bo would do in a playoff system that would not have games in the PAC 10 backyards.

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Re:Should Brady Hoke Be Worried U-M Is Becoming a Basketball School? - Friday, April 25, 2014 3:53 PM
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The B1G has definitely become a basketball conference.
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