You’ll never guess what sold Doug Nussmeier on moving from Alabama to Michigan.
… something that really resonated with me the first time I spoke with coach Hoke (in the process), we were just talking about life and things, and he made a statement to me – I’ll never forget it.
“We were talking about what we do football-wise, and he said, ‘The most important thing we do is to make an impact on these young men in order to be successful for the rest of their lives.’ Having known coach Hoke for a long time, I know that’s what he’s about, that’s what he stands for and it’s what everybody in this room stands for. That’s the main thing that resonated with me and why I’m here.”
Incredibly profound, that. Seriously, is there a college head coach in America who hasn’t uttered that same banal message? (And, yes, I’m including Bobby Petrino in that count. And Nussmeier’s former boss.)
Maybe it’s the way Brady Hoke delivers the message. Kind of like the way Putin let George Bush see his soul.