Brady Hoke is an inventor, a genius, a creator. This season at Michigan, he's going to unveil something you don't see in college football:
An offense that involves running ... OVER ... people. Or, through them, either way.
"It's what I believe in,'' Hoke, in his third year as Michigan's coach, told me the other day after the final two-a-day practice of the summer. "It's part of who we are.''
College football is going to the hurry-up, spread offense. It always seemed like a gimmick at first - to spread out defenses and keep them from bullying lesser teams' offenses. There was no way it would work against the best teams. But now, people are getting desperate for a way to hang with Alabama and the SEC.
Now it's mainstream. Texas is going to it this year. Northwestern has been in it for a decade now, using it to climb from the regular spot at the bottom of the Big Ten. Oregon, of course.
Michigan is going the other way. It is switching from the spread to a pro-style set. Hoke ran a...