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Time for Hoke, Michigan to take next step
Thursday, October 31, 2013 11:42 AM
While Hoke undoubtedly has done some good things in his two-plus seasons as Michigan's coach, his tenure to date, by his own standards, has fallen short. Maybe that's too harsh an assessment, given the fragile program Hoke inherited from Rich Rodriguez. Then again, if Hoke judges himself that way, why shouldn't we?
He's in Year 3, enough time to have Michigan positioned for a championship push, regardless of the issues when he took over. As November dawns, Hoke and the Wolverines embark on a stretch that will determine exactly who they are -- champions or guys who talk about championships at a school that has won more than any in the Big Ten.
This weekend is the start of an important stretch…not only for this season, but for Hoke and the program.
Ohio St.'s actions are not unlike their lower intestine: stinky and loaded with danger.