In answering a question regarding the origins of his Mi$$%#$n fandom, despite his Ohio roots, Brady Hoke had this to say:
All my buddies were Ohio fans, and my dad played for Coach [Woody] Hayes at Miami of Ohio and had a deep respect for him. I like to go against the grain sometimes, and I think I started rooting for Michigan just to be different.
In case you were wondering, Brady Hoke is THAT guy. You all know him. We have gone to school with him, played sports with him, worked with him. He's not just the guy that always has to be different. He's the guy that wants to be CONTROVERSIAL. Being like everyone else is not for this guy. He's got an edge, he's different. Except he's not. He's just like all the rest of us, and he doesn't like it. So you know what, he'll show you. You like football? See how you like it when he shows up with your rival's jersey on, cheering for a team he has absolutely affiliation with. That will show you how controversial and edgy he is. He's not scared to be different. GRRRRRRR. In your face.