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You no doubt heard about the courageous kid who was stricken with cancer, named his cancer “Michigan” and made the goal to “beat Michigan.” This young man, named Grant Reid is obviously a huge Ohio State fan. And Mr. Reid did in fact beat his cancer. He’s currently in remission. Michigan Wolverines coach Brady Hoke hooked Reid up with free tickets.
Obviously, matters of life and death, serious health issues are much bigger than college football rivalries. It makes us realize it’s only a game. Brady Hoke knows that.
This came up at Big Ten Media Day
Q: What were your thoughts when you initially heard Michigan being compared to cancer, and what was the reaction from Grant Reid when you called him and offered him tickets to the game?
Brady Hoke: “Well, number one reaction is we were glad. We were excited for that young man. And being a father, our children are so important and you try and put yourself through what that family has gone through.
“So him beating Michigan in this context,...
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File photo from spring game.
THE MODERATOR: We're joined by Brady Hoke.
COACH HOKE: First off, I know we're all excited that you're all here and you took the opportunity to travel up here and it's really an honor and a privilege to represent the University of Michigan and the team 134.
We've got 12 days until fall camp, look forward to it. We've...
Reaching across enemy lines, Brady Hoke’s kind gesture will provide a young Buckeye fan with energy and a memory of a lifetime. (MGoBlog, Flickr)
With one special move, Brady Hoke earned plenty of karma points in Columbus, East Lansing and heck, most other Big Ten campuses where the Michigan Wolverines are considered public enemy number one.
Like everyone, Hoke was apparently moved...
As the offseason begins to wind down for the Michigan football team, linebacker Jake Ryan’s recovery from a torn ACL during spring practice has been nothing short of remarkable.
In fact according to head coach Brady Hoke, Ryan’s rehabilitation is going so well, he could make a return to the team sometime during the 2013 campaign.
“I think we’re very excited about his progress...
Twelve-year old Ohio State Buckeyes fan Grant Reed made headlines a few months ago when he beat the brain tumor that he had nicknamed “Michigan” in reference to the great college football rivalry between the two schools.
In a really cool gesture, Michigan Wolverines football coach Brady Hoke has offered free Michigan/Ohio State tickets to the young Buckeyes fan. Grant graciously...
(via Getty Image)Earlier this month, we all got a little goose-bumpy over the story of 12-year old Grant Reed, who recently underwent his final chemotherapy treatment for brain cancer. Adding some humor to his otherwise inspirational story was the fact that the son of two Ohio State alums nicknamed his tumor “Michigan” so that when he finally beat cancer, he could also tell people...
Brady Hoke likes his team, and he wants them to win the Big Ten championship.
The second part of that sentence is not surprising -- Michigan's goal at the start of every season is to win the conference title -- but the first part is unusual for Hoke.
"I don't usually like my team during the summer," Hoke said during Wednesday's media appearance at Big Ten...
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There is very little more motivating than seeing a cancer patient with a “whatever it takes” attitude. Two weeks ago, 12-year old cancer patient Grant Reed’s story became public after he, an Ohio State fan, nicknamed his brain tumor “Michigan.”
On Monday, NBC4 in Columbus reported that Brady Hoke is trying to win over Reed’s heart by offering him four Michigan...
Check out Go Blue Wolverines wrap up of what Michigan head coach Brady Hoke had to say at Big Ten Media days.
In part two of Brady Hoke breakout session with the media, Michigan’s headman gives the latest on Blake Countess', Jake Ryan's and Fitz Toussaint’s health, and discusses expectations for the new coaches in the league, and more.
You want good football news? Brady Hoke gave four OSU-Michigan tickets to the boy who beat the cancer he named “Michigan.”
When a crisis strikes in America, it affects us all us Americans. The city of Detroit is bankrupt. The University of Michigan is located in the suburbs of Detroit. Ann Arbor, Michigan is close that it’s right next door to Detroit’s major airport.
Detroit became the biggest American city to ever file for bankruptcy after its emergency manager filed for Chapter 9 protection on...
2012 Record: 8-5 (6-2 in Big Ten)
Head Coach: Brady Hoke (third year at Michigan, 66-57 All-Time)
Last Bowl Game: 2012 Outback Bowl: lost to South Carolina 33-28
Stadium: Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, MI (capacity = 109,901)
Home Field Advantage: ranked 1st out of 69 BCS teams
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Out of Conference: 8/31 vs CMU...
Ribs unite all.
I am off work the next two days and will be out on an area baseball diamond feeling up teenage boys instead of in front of a computer so these aren’t going to be very long. You’ll live. So I’m tasked with the tough…uh, task of coming up with a topic that I will not need to facilitate. This is going to be tough. NOT! Count it.
College football is probably...