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Michigan’s Tradition of Football “Toughness” Needs to Go—Starting With Coach Hoke
Michigan’s Tradition of Football “Toughness” Needs to Go—Starting With Coach Hoke It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.
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Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.