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Brady Hoke dropped the "State" from Ohio and drove the Buckeyes to distraction to the point where...

Brady Hoke dropped the "State" from Ohio and drove the Buckeyes to distraction to the point where the program—not just the fans—celebrated the return of "that school up north" like Terrelle Pryor welcoming an auto dealer into his tattoo-artist-sponsored apartment. Hoke dropped "This is Michigan" in his introductory press conference and tacked on the "fergodsakes" that made it immortal. He called last year's outfit Team 132, and now this year's outfit is team 133 and the ridiculous recruiting class that will enroll next year is shooting #team134 hashtags back and forth across twitter. Hoke didn't seem to mean anything by any of it. He just talked, and though he tried to press-conference it things slipped out sideways. We imbibed them. That's marketing. The rest is just repetition.

Brian Cook proves once again why he is the best guy writing about Michigan football. Period. This is phenomenal, and quite possibly the best summation of Hoke's first year and a half I have read. Read this. Now.

Q: Do you willingly associate with any Ohio State fans, and if so, do you objectively consider them...

Q: Do you willingly associate with any Ohio State fans, and if so, do you objectively consider them reprehensible human beings? If not, do you subjectively consider them reprehensible human beings? A: I don't associate with any of them, mostly because I don't spend a whole lot of time hanging out in truck stops and Golden Corrals across the Midwest. The closest I get to Ohio State fans is swerving out of the way when they cut me off on the freeway while driving their decades old Chevy Astros with OSU plates and bumper stickers. Seeing as you can tell a lot about a person's character by his driving habits, I would say that "reprehensible human beings" about sums it up. I hate those guys.

Me over at Sippin' on Purple, talking anything but football

"U-M frosh defensive tackle Ondre Pipkins up and walking around while watching afternoon practice,...

"U-M frosh defensive tackle Ondre Pipkins up and walking around while watching afternoon practice, doing well. #GoBlue:

per umichfootball's twitter. This is great news.

RZ: Like a rugby punt with the arm! HN: Onside kick with the hand. RZ: Inbounds pass with the...

RZ: Like a rugby punt with the arm! HN: Onside kick with the hand. RZ: Inbounds pass with the sternum. HN: The infield fly rule with your penis. RZ: EXACTLY. Like, "I'm pantsless, and you're out." You like my quarterbacks with their eyes in the sun and runnin' with their pants down just like I do, Houston.

IN THE FILM ROOM WITH HOUSTON AND RON

Q: Toussaint and Clark? Hoke: "They’re still not practicing with the team." Are they at...

Q: Toussaint and Clark? Hoke: "They’re still not practicing with the team." Are they at practice? "They’re not at our practice, no." Are the in this building? "I don’t know. Are they?" I’m asking you. You would know better than I would. "I would." Any better idea on a timetable? "Nope."

Fort Schembechler, y'all

[Michigan DE Frank Clark's] next court date is a pretrial hearing Sept. 11, according to the...

[Michigan DE Frank Clark's] next court date is a pretrial hearing Sept. 11, according to the Detroit Free Press, which jeopardizes his status for Michigan's games against Alabama on Sept. 1 and Air Force on Sept. 8.

Kyle Meinke at AnnArbor.com

The Big Ten will announce its own punishment for Penn State for massive failings during the Jerry...

The Big Ten will announce its own punishment for Penn State for massive failings during the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal at the school. University of Iowa president Sally Mason, the chair of the Big Ten's Council of Presidents/Chancellors, will discuss the penalties along with league commissioner Jim Delany at 11 a.m. ET. Big Ten presidents and chancellors announced their own investigation into the problems at Penn State back in December.

As if this day isn't bad enough for Penn State fans, the Big Ten is set to impose its own penalties on PSUat 11am. Buckle up.

Two sources with knowledge of the Penn State penalties said NCAA president Mark Emmert will...

Two sources with knowledge of the Penn State penalties said NCAA president Mark Emmert will announce Monday that he is personally sanctioning Penn State after receiving approval from the association’s Division I Board of directors, which is comprised of 22 college presidents and chancellors. One source told Yahoo! Sports Emmert’s sanctions will include a "multiple-year" bowl ban and "crippling" scholarship losses.

Per Charles Robinson at Yahoo Sports

"June 15 is definitely old-school. But now the guys that they're recruiting, they all know that up...

"June 15 is definitely old-school. But now the guys that they're recruiting, they all know that up front. Some of them are perturbed. But for every guy who acts that way, there's another one who likes knowing. They've made it part of their pitch. I think it's very respectable how they're doing it."

ESPN recruiting director Dave Telep on John Beilein's decision to send out offers to sophomore high school prospects on June 15th of each year. (Detroit Free Press)

"Trey's done that for us all year. I'm running out of superlatives."

"Trey's done that for us all year. I'm running out of superlatives."

Zack Novak on teammate Trey Burke's career-high 30-point performance - Ann Arbor.com
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