Before Brady Hoke can restore the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry, the new Michigan head coach will have to rebuild the Wolverines' talent base. He might want to look to the part of the state in which he grew up to begin that process.
How can Brady Hoke turn Michigan
around? Well it's going to take a lot of doing, but he might have a window to success that comes from Jim Tressel himself.
The Ohio State head coach's famed fence around Ohio is strongest in the northeast, an area losing population as the southwest corner of the state grows.
Hoke, the new head coach of the Wolverines, once called southwestern Ohio home and has successfully recruited the area in previous stops during his coaching career.
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