Brady Hoke, no Justin Bieber fan, addresses why he didn't save Denard Robinson surprise for Ohio State
ANN ARBOR -- Michigan sprung a two-quarterback offense on an unsuspecting Iowa, and it yielded big results.
The question some have asked: Why not save the Denard-Robinson-at-tailback surprise for Ohio State?
Brady Hoke has a simple answer.
"It's probably better to at least see it a little bit and formulate some ideas and some plans before you get into (The Game)," the Michigan coach said Wednesday during an interview with the Stoney and Bill radio show on 97.1 The Ticket.
"But there was no way that young lad wasn’t going to play -- Denard wasn't going to play -- in that football game once he was medically cleared.”
Robinson started against Iowa at tailback, and also played some receiver and quarterback. He ran for a game-high 98 yards and caught two passes for 24 yards.
He helped lead Michigan to a 42-17 win against the Hawkeyes on Senior Day at the Big House. He is expected to play a similar role in Saturday's game against No. 4 Ohio State (noon, ABC).
Hoke also said during the interview that his favorite part of the rivalry is the long list of iconic coaches, including Woody Hayes, who coached Hoke's late father, John.
Hayes is known for once going for a two-point conversion with a 50-14 lead against Michigan. Asked about the possibility of current Ohio State coach Urban Meyer honoring Hayes by going for two with the game in hand, Hoke said: "It'd piss me off a lot. It won't get to that point."
On a slightly unrelated note, Hoke was asked whether he would go to a Justin Bieber concert.
"He's very talented at what he does, I guess," Hoke said. "Probably not."