Monday, November 28, 2011

Brady Hoke not worried by Urban Meyer coaching Ohio State.

What, me worry?
What does the head football coach of Ohio State's number one rival think of Urban Meyer's hire as Buckeye head football coach. Brady Hoke acts like he's not too concerned about it.

"He's not going to play a down and neither am I," Hoke said. "Me, knowing Urban, he's a good football coach, good guy, going to welcome him in. But this is still Michigan and Ohio and it's still going to be that rivalry and neither one of us is going to play a game."

Where the coaches might matter more is on the recruiting trail. In Hoke's first full class, he so far has nine commitments from Ohio.

Hoke wouldn't say that Meyer's arrival will make it more difficult for Michigan to recruit.

"I don't think that matters," Hoke said. "There's a lot of respect, two tremendous universities."

Hoke does seem to be worried too much about Michigan's number one rival being coached by a man with two BCS championships on his resume.  This could just be an effect of Michigan's first victory over Ohio State since 2003. Hoke certainly doesn't seem to be shaking in his boots over this. Time will tell how he's feeling when Hoke and Meyer face each other in 2012.

(via ESPN)

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