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Hoke scoffs at rebuild: 'We're Michigan'

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07:55 AM ET 07.29 | Brady Hoke sure knows how to rally the maize and blue nation. The beleaguered Michigan football program has hired a well-respected coaching staff. It has several starters back at key positions. Its 2012 recruiting class is ranked in the top two according to three major analysts. Clearly, the Wolverines' resurgence back into national prominence is under way. Right? Not at all, according to [Hoke]. "I don't think we're rebuilding. Period," Hoke said before a record attendance of reporters at the Big Ten media days in Chicago. "We're Michigan. We have kids who know they're Michigan. So, I don't put any stock into (the notion we're rebuilding)." Well, OK then.

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July 29, 2011  07:58 AM ET

We're Michigan... We have sucked for a while now.

July 29, 2011  08:14 AM ET

Not a bad mindset but you kinda kill any excuse for a 5-7 to 7-5 season in 2011 if you deny "rebuilding".

July 29, 2011  08:20 AM ET

Beat OSU first, and then we'll believe you. (And, BTW -- vacated losses are still losses.)

July 29, 2011  08:21 AM ET

It's that kind of pompous, better-than-you attitude, that's going to sink them to the bottom of the Big12Ten again. What a tool - isn't this the same kind of bluster that Rich Rod blew into town with??? GO HAWKEYES!!!

July 29, 2011  08:24 AM ET

It will be interesting to see Michigan attempt to play defense this year. Mattison is a heck of a coach, especially with the D-line.

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July 29, 2011  09:14 AM ET

It's fine to think that way, but anyone with a brain can see that they are in rebuild mode and are trying to get back to being competitive.

July 29, 2011  09:15 AM ET
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It's fine to think that way, but anyone with a brain can see that they are in rebuild mode and are trying to get back to being competitive.

If they are not rebuilding they are in trouble. The "we are not rebuilding" comment comes after a conference championship or a BCS bowl.

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July 29, 2011  09:34 AM ET
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Texas didn't rebuild last year. We re-loaded......................... with effin' blanks.::Sigh::

Or rather ... we put real bullets into a pop gun ...

July 29, 2011  09:34 AM ET

If they aren't rebuilding does that mean he's content sucking?

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July 29, 2011  09:43 AM ET

What a moron. Win some big games and then talk.

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July 29, 2011  09:57 AM ET

I think this Hoke pep-talk is for the M-Boosters.

 
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