Say what you will about Michigan coach Brady Hoke. When he speaks to boosters and supporters of the Wolverine football team, he usually gives them what they want to hear.
"The Notre Dame game, that rivalry, which they're chickening out of," Hoke said Monday during the West Michigan Sports Commission Annual Luncheon at the J.W. Marriott in Grand Rapids.
The remark drew thunderous applause from the crowd.
"They're still gonna play Michigan State, they're gonna play Purdue, but they don't want to play Michigan," Hoke continued. "I don't know how they made that decision ... I really do ... But anyway, that's a great national rivalry game. It's a great game."
So conflicted. Battling urge to fact-check everything Hoke says with the joy of seeing Notre Dame called out.