Hoke: UM Player Development Must Get Better, Fast

By D.J. Byrnes on February 10, 2014 at 10:55 am
(Patrick Record | MLive.com)

One of the top 2014 players in Michigan (and OSU commit), Damon Webb, said one of the reasons he spurned the in-state Wolverines was because they don't develop their players. Judging by Brady Hoke's recent remarks, the kid may be onto something:

"I told them (player development wasn't good enough this year), at every position," Hoke said last week. "(I told the) staff, and (it starts with me). ... I know we need to do a better job.

"I just didn't think, starting with me, we did as good a job (as we needed to) in developing this team."

Hoke says his words to the coaching staff last month weren't thrown down as a challenge, but more of a clearing of the air.

Fair play to Hoke for admitting everything starts with him. Not to go out of my way to help Michigan, but perhaps he could start by wearing a headset during games like coaches do in the 21st century and not idly on the sidelines like a cheerleader.  

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