Monday, October 8, 2012

News & Notes from Brady Hoke's Weekly Press Conference

Brady Hoke held his weekly press conference in Ann Arbor on Monday. Here are a few notes from it.
- Hoke feels the Wolverines aren’t getting enough pressure on the quarterback despite the recent improvements in the defense overall.
- He isn’t concerned about the lack of production from Fitzgerald Toussaint on Saturday and feels it was Purdue game planning against him after rushing for 170 yards on them a year ago.
- Hoke wasn’t happy with the kickoff coverage. Said the unit missed nine tackles in the game.
- Part of the reason for Michigan’s improvement on defense is due to the defensive linemen getting tighter to the opposing offensive line and opening up space and vision for the linebackers.
- Hoke feels Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase is a dangerous player and is healthier now than he was earlier in the season.
- Hoke also said his team should have no issues in staying focused on Illinois despite the Michigan State game being next week.

News & Notes
- According to Mark Snyder of The Detroit Free Press (@Mark_Snyder) Frank Clark has been inserted into starting lineup at DE and Raymon Taylor will start at LCB for Michigan this week. .
- Quarterback Denard Robinson won the Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week Award, the league announced on Monday. He has won this award nine times in his career, which ties him for the most in Big Ten history with former Wisconsin running back Ron Dayne. Robinson shared this week’s honor with Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde.
- The start time of the Michigan State at Michigan game on Oct. 20 will not be announced until after next week’s games. It will be played at noon or 3:30 p.m.

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