Brady Hoke: “We Have To Play Better On The Road”

By: Mike Feld

The Outback Bowl wasn’t exactly what Brady Hoke and Michigan had in mind, but the Wolverines couldn’t help but notice progress the team made during the 2012 season.

Hoke joined Stoney, Bill and Sara on Monday morning and expressed both displeasure and satisfaction for how the season played out.

“I think it was disappointing in a lot of ways, but at the same time the seniors of the group really helped to move the dial a little bit,” Hoke said. “I think the record of the four teams combined that we lost to was 45-4, if you take into account the championship games the other night.”

It wasn’t hard for Hoke to pinpoint one major hiccup during the season – the 2-4 record away from Michigan Stadium.

“We’ve got to play better on the road, got to coach better on the road,” Hoke said. “That’s a big part of it.”

Would Hoke change anything about the 2012 season?
“Wow,” he said. “I think you always take the negative approach as a coach. Could we have done something different in our preparation or plans offensively, defensive or in the kicking game? You always look at losses and say, ‘Could we fake punt here or not gone for it on fourth-and-two? Different things pop into your mind.”


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