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12 I S P0 RTS Thursday, July 25,2013

12 I a Thursday, July 25, 2013
The Michigan Daily - michigandailycom
A tale of two coaches for Michigan Ohio State

Weekly Summer Edition MichiganDaily.com

Ann Arbor. MI


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Daily Sports Editor
CHICAGO - One coach is the
favorite to win the Leaders Divi-
sion, one the favorite in the Leg-
ends. One's interview session
drew a swarm of reporters, the
other's felt almost quaint.
For Urban Meyer, hardly any
of the questions at the Big Ten
Media Days Wednesday were
about football. For Brady Hoke,
almost all were.
The first day of the annual
event was largely about Meyer,
the Ohio State coach. The Buck-
eyes punished four players Mon-
day for off-the-field issues. Should
"Last year
we were 8-5,
and that was
Meyer have prevented them from
ever being involved? Ohio State
had reported an alleged recruit-
ing violation by Florida, Meyer's
former team. Was he behind it? A
former player, Aaron Hernandez,
was charged with murder. Could
Meyer have done more for him?
Ohio State was the Big Ten's
best team in 2012 and the pre-
season favorite in 2013. Meyer
fielded 11 questions during his
televised press conference. Just
one dealt with football.
A poll of 26 writers released

Monday revealed Ohio State as
the unanimous choice to win
the Leaders Division. Michigan
edged out Nebraska in the poll for
the Legends. From Wednesday,
each team had 38 days before its
started the season. And each must
answer different set of questions
before the season starts.
The question for Ohio State
isn't whether it is good enough to
win the conference. It's whether
it can endure the distractions.
The Buckeyes had largely
avoided controversy during Mey-
er's short tenure. Then Hernan-
dez was arrested a month ago.
And then recruiting allegations
surfaced. And then the four play-
ers were disciplined. All of a sud-
den, the narrative in Columbus
had changed.
After his press conference,
Meyer went through an untele-
vised round of interviews.
"I'm so excited to get to train-
ing camp because all the sto-
rylines are gone, last year's gone,
it's time to move forward," he
said. "All the other stuff, you just
kind of..." He paused.
"Just trying to get to training
And then there was Hoke, the
Michigan coach. At his press con-
ference, he fielded 11 questions,
just as Meyer did. All but three
were about football.
In Hoke's first year at this
event, he introduced himself to
the Big Ten with his folksy fer-
godsake-laden opening speech.
Michigan was the story of the
conference. In his second year,
the Wolverines had their own
issues to deal with. Redshirt

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Michigan coach Brady Hoke was all business at Big Ten Media Day on Wednesday, following an "unacceptable" 8-5 season

junior running back Fitzger-
ald Toussaint had been arrested
for driving under the influence.
Sophomore defensive end Frank
Clark was arrested for stealing
a laptop from a dormitory. How
would Hoke respond under pres-
"A year ago we were 8-5, and
that's unacceptable," Hoke said.
"It's unacceptable at Michigan.
It's unacceptable for us."
This year, Michigan was
almost boring. One of the biggest
storylines of the day was about
Taylor Lewan's diet. Hoke fielded
a question about Detroit's bank-
ruptcy. The only controversy was

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that redshirt junior quarterback
Devin Gardner said he thought
Michigan would beat Ohio State
this year.
The Wolverines open camp 12
days from Wednesday, and unlike
Ohio State, the only questions
are about the football team. They
have nearly survived the sum-
mer. But Hoke's squad regressed
last year. Once again, Hoke said
Wednesday the goal is to win
a Big Ten championship. Is the
young team good enough?
The drama for the Wolverines
will start with organized prac-
tices. It has a brand new interior
offensive line, two untested line-
backers and questions at tailback.
Quarterback Denard Robinson is
gone. The schedule is easier this
year than last, but is the team bet-
"I like how they've handled
themselves on the field and off
the field so far this summer,"
Hoke said. "I like how they've
represented Michigan in a lot
of ways. Me liking them doesn't
guarantee us anything."
Each coach was given 15 min-
utes for the opening press con-
ference televised on the Big Ten
Network. For 11 minutes, Hoke
answered questions about his
quarterback; about a child fight-
ing cancer; about his recruiting
"Time for a couple more ques-

tions," the moderator said, and
Hoke scanned the room. Fifteen
seconds passed. Finally, a hand,
and Hoke answered a question
about an injury.
"Time for one last question,"
the moderator said again and
again, each followed by silence.
This time, no one volunteered.
This year, for this team, the only
questions worth asking must be
answered on the field.

9 case
Financial Manager, a
University graduate,
at center of historical
Detroit bankruptcy
Daily StaffReporter
After filing for bankruptcy last
week, Detroit's future is unclear as
it faces court proceedings and diffi-
cult decisions in the coming weeks.
Thursday, Republican Gov. Rick
Snyder's office released a press
release announcing the city's
Emergency Financial Manager,
Kevyn Orr, a University alum,
was authorized to file for federal
bankruptcy for Detroit. Orr
implemented Order No. 13, which
ordered the city file for Chapter 9
under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
"The simple fact is Detroit is in a
financial crisis," Snyder said in the
press release. "The city is insolvent
and has been borrowing money
to pay its bills for nearly a decade.
Bankruptcy is the only feasible
option to fix the city's finances and
do what is right for the 700,000
people of Detroit."
See CHAPTER 9, Page 7
Vol. CXXIII, No. 121 @ 2013aThe Michigan Daily
NEW S .............................. 2
OPINION ...............4
CLASSIFIEDS ............ 6
SPORTS ................11


Students recognized
for efforts to create
positive change
within the city
Daily StaffReporter
UMHS Report
Community health report
outlines health issues in
Washtenaw County.

Though business-casual attire
replaced the usual maize and blue
worn around campus, the school
spirit was still palpable when Uni-
versity President Mary Sue Cole-
man addressed approximately
300 Wolverines who elected to
spend their summers working in
In the auditorium of the M@

dison Building, a center for entre-
preneurship and technology
startups within the city, Coleman
said she was proud of students
who have chosen to use their tal-
ents and resources to be in Detroit
during a historical time.
"You will have experiences
here that you wouldn't have in
another place because of the situ-

ation that the city finds itself in,"
Coleman said in her speech. "I'm
proud of all of you for coming here
and trying to make this city bet-
Coleman added that students
can have a large impact on the city
as interns and eventually full time
employees and business owners.
See INTERNS, Page 3

President Mary Sue colenan speaks with intern Ananda Lee on the rooftop of the M@dison Building in Detroit on Tuesday.
President Colemantspeaks
to U'iners in Detroit

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Football Media Day
Brady Hoke, Devin Gardner
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Big Ten Media Day.

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