Even though Pep Hamilton is leaving Michigan for an XFL job, Michigan is still paying him through this June (LINK).
Former San Diego State and Michigan head coach Brady Hoke is headed back to San Diego State . . . as the defensive line coach (LINK). Yes, it’s a bit rough to go from being the head coach of the all-time winningest program in the country to defensive line coach of Marshall Faulk University. But I still like the guy, and I respect the fact that the guy just likes to coach. Sometimes I think about how long I’m going to coach, and I can see myself getting older and still wanting to be involved in the game, even if it’s at a lower level.
New Michigan quarterbacks coach Ben McDaniels is making decent money (LINK).
Windy City Blue’s favorite writer talks about the status of the interior offensive line for 2019 (LINK).
I’ll be honest: I don’t know why all of these plays below are called “smart,” but they’re fun nonetheless.