Found November 04, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Devin GardnerBrady Hoke
I must confess to all those that may read these words…I was a bit too distraught to post a news article summarizing the Michigan Wolverines’ performance against the Spartans in East Lansing on Saturday. I mean, I had one pretty-much written-up until the 4th quarter but just couldn’t do it. Going in, I knew there was a possibility that things wouldn’t go Blue’s way or even that they could in fact, lose, the game. But did anyone have any idea just exactly how bad things would get? I suppose the MSU supporters might have. I sure didn’t. So with that said, please accept submission as my official post-game recap: What the heck was that? I mean, are you serious? Who was that out on the field wearing those Maize and Blue winged helmets? That’s not a team I’m familiar with. Or actually, it did look like something I’ve seen before a few times this year. Michigan had two weeks to prepare for MSU and in the days leading up to the “big” rivalry game much talk was coming out of Ann Arbor about...

Final Five Thoughts: Michigan at Michigan State

Okay Wolverine fans it’s that game again. One of the biggest games we wait for all year…Michigan State! And emotions are high to say the least. Michigan as a whole has been talking with some extreme confidence this week. Players have referenced the Wolverines need to be “tough” and vowed publicly that this game today will be different. Even senior running back Fitz Toussaint...

Michigan AD says Hoke is right guy to lead team

Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon says Brady Hoke is the right guy to lead college football's winningest program. Brandon told The Associated Press on Monday morning that no one was more disappointed than Hoke, his staff and players after Michigan State beat the Wolverines 29-6. The man who fired Rich Rodriguez and hired Hoke in 2011 says it was tough to watch film of...

Commentary: Ugly In East Lansing; Uglier on Facebook and Twitter

I don’t know which was more disappointing, Michigan losing badly to Michigan State or the reactions to the loss by some fans on social media).  For those who missed it: being a sports fan is rewarding because when the team we support wins we feel good, even though we didn’t tangibly participate—but by being the team’s fan we share in their success. It’s called BIRGing...

Hoke gets vote of confidence from Michigan AD

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon says Brady Hoke is the right guy to lead college football's winningest program. Brandon told The Associated Press on Monday morning that no one was more disappointed than Hoke, his staff and players after Michigan State beat the Wolverines 29-6. The man who fired Rich Rodriguez and hired Hoke in 2011 says it was...

Brady Hoke Calls Devin Gardner a 'Warrior’

Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner was hit and hit some more at Michigan State Saturday. Playing all but the final possession in East Lansing, Michigan coach Brady Hoke says Gardner needs time to recover but was proud of his performance (VIDEO included).

Inexperienced offensive line problematic for Wolverines

ANN ARBOR -- For the first seven games of the season, Michigan was able to cover for its obvious problems on the offensive line. The cracks showed in nail-biting wins over Akron and Connecticut, and were exposed somewhat more in a bad quadruple-overtime loss to Penn State, but the Wolverines were still 6-1 and ranked in the Top 25. Michigan State, though, blew everything wide open...

Hoke’s Message to Team: “Keep Grinding”

After Michigan’s disappointing 29-6 loss to Michigan State Brady Hoke said his team can’t dwell on the defeat. The Wolverines’ headman said the collective introspection afterward highlighted the need to continue to focus on improvement… particularly along the offensive line.

BRADY JOKE? Embarrassing loss to MSU puts further doubt in Hoke regime

Disgraceful, embarrassing, pathetic are just some of the words to describe Michigan’s 29-6 blowout loss to Little Brother Michigan State Saturday afternoon. But any adjective chosen to try to put into terms what the Wolverines did in East Lansing may be a total understatement. Michigan for the most part looked lethargic, confused and out of place on offense to the tune of -48 ...

Brady Hoke Doesn’t Think Taylor Lewan Should Be Suspended For Helmet Twist

Michigan senior offensive lineman Taylor Lewan is regarded as one of the best college football players in the country and is slated to soon be a first round NFL draft pick. But he’s also quickly gaining a reputation for being a dirty player. The video below, which shows Lewan twisting Spartans safety Isaiah Lewis’ facemask on the ground this past Saturday, isn’t doing wonders...

Video: “Little Sister” Chants Cascade Down On Michigan By Michigan State Crowd

There is no love lost between Michigan and Michigan State – or their fans. Earlier this week, Wolverines head coach Brady Hoke made that clear when he said “this is not a mutual admiration society.” Running back Fitzgerald Toussaint also dropped a notable quote, telling that “little brother always wants to prove themselves and try to beat up the big brother one...

Wolverines suffer tough loss, question effort

EAST LANSING, Mich. You can debate whether Devin Gardner or Taylor Lewan is the face of the Michigan football program. But what cant be questioned is that their faces told a story on a dark, drizzly Saturday afternoon when the Wolverines took a 29-6 walloping from Michigan State. Gardner, beaten to a pulp after taking seven sacks, stood bent over with his hands on his knees after...

Michigan Wolverines vs. Michigan State Spartans Game Preview and Prediction

Brady Hoke and the Michigan Wolverines travel to East Lansing to take on Mark Dantonio and their bitter in-state rivals the Michigan State Spartans...

Big Tentacles: Craig Cataline, Dave Brandon and Mark Dantonio on Brady Hoke, Ron Kellogg, and more.

Big Tentacles - The Big Ten and its influence over college football.  On the outside looking in? Michael Felder ponders the possibility of Ohio State going unbeaten of a second straight year without going to the BCS title game. (Bleacher Report) On a related front... Mike Jones projects Ohio State facing Oregon in the Rose Bowl, while Michigan State faces Auburn...

Recap: Michigan Throttled by Michigan State

VIDEO: FOXSportsNEXT's Kyle Bogenschutz & Mike Wilson offer final thoughts on Michigan State's 29-6 win over Michigan, the Spartan defense teeing off on the Wolverines' offensive line and Devin Gardner, the success of the MSU defense, and the outlook for both teams following Saturday's contest.

Michigan State holds dance party in locker room after beating Michigan (VIDEO)

Michigan State took Michigan behind the woodshed in a 29-6 trouncing in East Lansing Saturday.  Michigan State’s utter domination over Michigan landed the Spartans the Paul Bunyan trophy for the fifth time in the last six years. What exactly happens to the trophy?  Well, it sits in a showcase for most of the year.  But after being hoisted on the shoulders of several Michigan...
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