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Tailgating just got a lot sweeter for University of Michigan students.
Head coach Brady Hoke has been promoting Saturday’s noon contest against Akron as the “glazed donut game,” and he will be handing out those tasty treats to the first 5,000 students who show up to The Big House, courtesy of Tim Hortons.
Hoke made the announcement on Thursday on Detroit’s 97.1 FM, and revealed that the delectable tradition stems from his youth playing days with the Tiger Sharks in Kettering, Ohio.
“You’d get up in the morning, right, and the first thing you’d do, I had one of these bikes that had the handlebars — with a wheelie bar and a banana seat,” Hoke recalled. “I’d put my uniform on, and my helmet — I usually wore it. I’d go to the doughnut shop and get a glazed doughnut.
“Then I’d go to the ball field and go play. And so, any time we play at noon or earlier, we call it a glazed doughnut game.”
Alright, Wolverines, first one to show up in a tricked-out bike gets TWO donuts on Saturday.
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After a stunning win last week this week the biggest focus will be on technique, consistency, and hopefully getting reps for the younger guys.
So here are my Final Five Thoughts about the game against Akron today in The Big House.
1. Defensive Line
After a lackluster performance against Notre Dame this position group will be a focal point. Although Akron is not Notre Dame, they...
Michigan coach Brady Hoke says it'll be a ''glazed-doughnut game'' when the 11th-ranked Wolverines play Akron.
Hoke explains that when he was growing up and playing football, eating a glazed doughnut the morning before games was part of his routine.
He is now trying to bring his childhood ritual to Ann Arbor, promising early-arriving students they...
Michigan coach Brady Hoke spoke with a raspy, disappointed voice after the Wolverines held on to beat Akron 28-24 Saturday afternoon in front of 107,000 fans. Hoke gives credit to the Zips, evaluates his pass rush, talks secondary, and more (VIDEO included).
YOU get a doughnut! And YOU get a doughnut! And YOU get a doughnut!
Earlier this week Michigan head football coach Brady Hoke refereed to Saturday's Wolverine home game against Akron as a "glazed doughnut game." This terminology allegedly refers to Hoke's youth playing Pop Warner football, when he would supposedly get a doughnut on his way to the game.
If this video is any indication, Brady Hoke is not the highly respected coach of the Michigan Wolverines, but rather a bro who may have had a beer or six too many.
After one of the ugliest games I’ve seen in a long time, Michigan was somehow able to hold off the Akron Zips. A combination of turnovers, no running game, and no defensive pressure added up to a scary Saturday afternoon for the Wolverines. A lot of credit must go to Akron as well, as they played a pretty good game.
Coming off a big win over Notre Dame under the lights last week...
Michigan Football will host Akron on Saturday at the Big House. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:01pm and the game will be televised on the Big Ten Network. For a complete game preview click here: Michigan vs Akron. For the extra points, read on.
Michigan has the longest active home winning streak among BCS teams. The Wolverines will look to extend that streak to 17 against the Zips....
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Students, make sure to get down to the game early. Head Coach Brady Hoke has purchased 5,000 donuts for students who line up early
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Michigan Football (3-0) pulled out a much tougher than expected 28-24 win over Akron (1-2) on Saturday afternoon. The first half was sluggish and uninspiring as Michigan’s ground game sputtered out a meager 19 rushing yards and Devin Gardner turned the ball over three times. The Zips went into the locker room feeling pretty good about their chances of pulling off what would have...
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Someone should tell the Michigan Wolverines that they didn’t beat Alabama, or win a National Championship last Saturday night.
They simply beat Notre Dame.
The Wolverines slept through most of their noon kickoff against Akron, and if not for some timely penalties by the Zips, and brain freeze by Akron’s offensive coordinator, they’d be relieving that nightmare finish from September...
Take a look at the new @umichhockey practice jerseys. pic.twitter.com/WKEVtBs9CI
— Michigan Hockey (@umichhockey) September 13, 2013
Wow! Can we say that the Michigan Wolverines practice hockey jersey's are u-g-l-y... you ain't got no alibi, you ugly, eh eh, you ugly... You get the picture.
VIDEO: Michigan senior captain Taylor Lewan and junior quarterback Devin Gardner weren't messing around in their post game press conference following a closer than expected 28-24 win over Akron.
Taking a closer look at Michigan’s failings on the offensive and defensive side of the football following their 28-24 win over Akron, there’s blame to go around but several key areas that need to be cleaned up if the Wolverines hope to play with the identity Brady Hoke desires and compete in the Big Ten.
Michigan continues to widen its recruiting net in recent weeks as the Wolverines look for options in the class of 2014. Michigan has already extended additional offers to James Blackmon Jr. and Donte Grantham and has increased interest in Jonah Bolden, DJ Wilson and others.
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