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Urban Meyer has been away from the rivalry dubbed ''The Game'' for a long, long time.
He's glad to be back.
Now he's embracing his first Michigan-Ohio State game as a head coach.
Meyer, like Michigan's Brady Hoke, grew up in Ohio. Both were steeped in the legends and lore of Bo Schembechler and Woody Hayes, of playing for bragging rights in November and despising your rival the other 51 weeks of the year. He knows that winter seems colder and longer for the loser, while the winner's season is looked upon fondly no matter its record.
Meyer's first edition of the Buckeyes (11-0, 7-0 Big Ten) put perfection and a No. 4 national ranking on the line on Saturday against Hoke and the 20th-ranked Wolverines (8-3, 6-1).
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Following Michigan’s 42-17 win over Iowa on Senior Day, Brady Hoke spoke to the media about Denard, the new offense, and the upcoming battle with Ohio State.
Brady Hoke speaks to the media after the Iowa game (Justin Potts, M&GB)
“It was a good game, a good football win. The seniors got to go up the tunnel senior victors for the last time in this game and...
Big Tentacles - The SWRT look at the Big Ten, and its sway over the
college football landscape.
Welcome to the planet.
Andrew Coppens defends Maryland and Rutger's admission into the Big Ten. (Delany's Dozen)
That Don't Impress Me Much.
Jeff Seidel isn't too overwhelmed about Maryland and Rutgers joining the Big Ten. (The Detroit Free Press)
Rutgers and Maryland?
To paraphrase Brady Hoke, this is definitely not your father's Big Ten.
The old Western Conference is now moving into New York and Baltimore, with plans for a league office on the East Coast. And they probably aren't done.
Remember, during the height of conference realignment craziness, pundits predicting we're headed for four 16-team super-conferences...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan fans and players don't know if Denard Robinson will start at quarterback Saturday in Columbus, Ohio.
More important for the Wolverines, neither does anybody at Ohio State.
In his weekly news conference, Brady Hoke continued to play coy about his injured quarterback. Robinson played a "superback" role in Saturday's 42-17 win over Iowa...
It was a beat down. Not only was it a beat down in the Big House last Saturday, it was a beat down that was long, long, over due.
Iowa had beaten the Wolverines for three straight years. While that is an anomaly, it occurred. Once again, there are certain things that championship teams simply do not do.
Allowing teams to beat you consistently is one of those things. The Wolverines...
Let The Game - and the gamesmanship - begin.
Michigan coach Brady Hoke won't even say Devin Gardner will stay at quarterback against Ohio State after flourishing in three straight starts in place of banged-up Denard Robinson.
Even if it's obvious, Hoke thinks acknowledging that fact would give the rival Buckeyes a bit of information to help them prepare for Saturday'...
This 60 Minutes special that was on tonight was quite intriguing and a must-watch. Michigan Athletic Director Dave Brandon, Michigan Head Coach Brady Hoke and Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban were key features in this segment and provided interesting insight into the business side of college football.There is also an interesting 60 Minutes behind the scenes of Michigan football from their website.
Well, he’s certainly well-insulated.
I’m going to be perfectly honest with you guys. This was far and away the easiest “10 Things” article that I’ve written all season. It’s That School Up North and there are literally hundreds of reasons to hate them. I have tried to avoid some of the obvious ones like the ugly women, goofy helmets, and inflated sense of self worth....