One of Brady Hoke's summertime staples is going on the shelf. Because, in his mind, Michigan needs to become a team again. During his first two summer offseasons at Michigan in 2012 and 2013, Hoke and Michigan gathered the team's seniors-to-be and carted them off to San Diego for a short bonding trip where the players learned leadership skills from Navy SEALs. Hoke believed there was plenty to be gained by his players from the experience, and to a man, almost every senior player returned to campus in the fall raving about what they'd learned from it. This summer, though, it won't happen. Why? Because Michigan can't be a one-class team and have success, Hoke says. Everyone has to be on board. "To me, it was just something (that) had run its course a little bit, and maybe (created) some entitlement (for the older players)," Hoke said last week. "We need to stay here, and stay together.
Brady Hoke continues to guard against veteran entitlement as Michigan won't take senior leadership trip
Michigan Live | Jun 10