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Brady Hoke predicts Michigan win over Michigan State

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Despite being fired in the offseason, former Michigan head coach Brady Hoke doesn’t seem to hold any sour grapes and is still a Michigan Man through and through.

During his twice a week appearance on SiriusXM College Sports with host Mark Packer, Hoke discussed today’s game against bitter rival Michigan State and how he thought his former team would do.

Hoke’s prediction wasn’t surprising. (via the Detroit News)

“Michigan State, they’re coming in this game limping a little bit from an injury standpoint, but I did like in just evaluating how (quarterback) Connor Cook played last week (at Rutgers), he threw for 357 yards,” Hoke said on SiriusXM. “I think matching their receivers will be the first test for Michigan’s defensive backs.

“Now, that (Michigan) pass rush and the way the front four is playing and the front seven, they’re playing awfully hard. I think this is going to be a great game. I think Michigan is going to win the game, but I also think this is exactly what Mark Dantonio and Michigan State (like). They feed off everyone talking about Michigan, and that’s just the way their makeup is.”

Additionally Hoke added that he believes Michigan State would have a harder time running the ball than Michigan would which seems pretty accurate. Despite the perceived weaknesses Michigan had coming into the season on their offensive line, the Spartans have suffered injury after injuring on their o-line which Michigan could vasty take into advantage. Getting to Connor Cook or stuffing the run behind the line of scrimmage would be a huge plus for that Michigan defense and put them in good position to come out on top.

Michigan State and Michigan kick off today at 3:30PM ET from the Big House.

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Adam Hernandez is the founder of The Majors Sports Network and EMPIRE Media LLC.

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