Brady Hoke Defends Taylor Lewan in ESPN Interview

By DJ Byrnes on May 5, 2014 at 11:28a

This is rich. 


"The only thing I know off the field is the incident where he allegedly punched a guy after the Ohio State game, and it hasn't been proven that he's done that,'' Hoke said in the interview. "For me, he's never had an issue. Until the truth comes out, I think people are always going to assume.

"Look, I've been doing this long enough: People are going to have an opinion. Sportswriters are going to have an opinion and have a story written beforehand. So, don't worry about that. Worry about being the kind of person you need to be. With Taylor, his visits up to (C.S.) Mott Children's Hospital and the things that he's done in this community probably don't get publicized as much. It's always the negatives that might be out there or the allegedly that's out there. ... He’s an awfully special young man to me. I’m very proud of him. He has continued to grow, in my opinion, every day."

Lewan is expected to be a top 10 pick in this week's NFL Draft, which begins with first-round action Thursday.

Shorter version: "Taylor Lewan is not bad. In fact, despite a trail of evidence I'm willfully ignoring, Taylor Lewan is good."

Cool story, bro. 


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route4buckeye's picture

Hoke said Ohio State?

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osu07asu10's picture

We're slowly breaking him...

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Byaaaahhh's picture

I read that sentence twice at first just to make sure.

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osu07asu10's picture

Figured we might as well show Joan in her best color, scarlet.


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Hovenaut's picture

I think you posted something, but...


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osu07asu10's picture

Joan (Christina Hendricks) alone makes me wish I lived in the 50s / 60s

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gumtape's picture

Forget Mad Men, I want to be on Firefly with Saffron.


High and tight boo boo

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osu07asu10's picture

You know she's dating the snozberries stoner from Half Baked?

We all still have a chance...

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MikeNugents BigToe's picture


"Remember that 55 yarder against Marshall?" -Not Mike Nugent

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Oyster's picture

I guess these are just allegedly assualt charges too?  Which makes the whole thing even more laughable.

"Scrolling hurts my finger"

(and FitzBuck was clearly the winner)

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Barnsey69's picture

Are we sure Hoke isn't confusing Lewan with a jelly donut? 

Thank the Maker that I was born in Ohio, cradle of coaches, US Presidents, confederate-stomping Generals, and home of The Ohio State University Football Buckeyes- 2014 UNDISPUTED National Champions!

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Northbrook's picture

He short bus special.

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Chief B1G Dump's picture

From the same "Great Philosiphizer" that lied his balls off about Gibbons not playing...
Hoke has turned from husky loveable loser to big fat greasy politician liar.

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Earle's picture

politician liar

That's redundant.

Have you tried Not Your Father's Root Beer?  It tastes just like the real thing, but it packs a punch (5.9%ABV).  It's a little sweet for me though.  Two is my limit.

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AndyVance's picture

Repetitively so.

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LouGroza's picture

Same old and tired stuff from up there defending anything and everything any of them do. It is not as it appears, it is all an illusion, you are getting very sleepy...

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Deadly Nuts's picture

M Man arriving in 3... 2... 1...


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original buckeye's picture

Doubtful.  And even if he does, it'll likely be with something similar to what Hoke had to say.

Seattle Linga's picture

I couldn't resist

Sorry it never came through

faux_maestro's picture
I'm guessing this is what the interview sounded like. Probably took 12 hours to get that quote.


Your mom told me she wants a Dicken Cidar.

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Well now we know who brought the donuts to practice every day.