With a win, Michigan State (8-1, 5-0) would clinch at least a share of the division championship.
The rant, which apparently included at least one gay slur, began fairly normal by football terms but grew increasingly profane and heated as it went.
Even NBA players likely do not have this spectacular play on their highlight reels.
Six times in the first five minutes of his post-game press conference, Hoke pointed to himself as culpable.
In the press conference following Michigan’s 17-14 loss to Nebraska, answers eluded everyone.
Tommy Armstrong Jr. threw a left-handed, 5-yard shovel pass to Ameer Abdullah for a go-ahead touchdown with 2:03 left and Nebraska’s defense made enough stops to seal a 17-13 win over Michigan on Saturday.
Eastern Michigan fired football coach Ron English on Friday with three games left in a losing season marred by tragedy.
The Wolverines are hoping to bounce back from a humiliating loss to rival Michigan State.
“They tried to move me to safety when I came up here and I told them, ‘There isn’t enough contact back here. I don’t like covering. I want to hit somebody.’”
McNeese State played No. 2 Michigan State tough enough for 5-plus minutes – and actually had the lead.