Thursday, October 4, 2012

Brady Hoke doesn't like headsets.

A lot of college football coaches wear headsets on the field, getting pivotal information for calling plays and whatnot. Don't include Michigan head football coach Brady Hoke in that category, though. He thinks wearing headsets on the sideline is "overrated."

“It is overrated,” Hoke said today, during his weekly radio segment on WXYT-FM (97.1). “You ever watch guys on headsets? They don’t say a word. This gives me an opportunity to coach kids during the course of a game. The game is a mental game. It’s a game of emotion and enthusiasm, a game of teaching. No. 1, not wearing a headset, I get to teach on the sideline, and I get to be a real part of it. The other thing is, I do know what the calls are, because there’s a guy standing right behind me who tells me every call that’s going in.” 

Considering the Wolverines are 2-2, with the losses coming from ranked opponents, Hoke might want to make sure he's getting the right info on the field.

(via The Detroit Free Press)