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With the game on the line, Hoke asked the seniors, 'Go for 1 or 2?'

As a head coach coaching in one of the greatest rivalries in all of sports, the decision to go for the win or tie is never taken lightly.

With the game on the line yesterday against Ohio State, Brady Hoke had to make the decision to kick the extra point and go into overtime, or go for two to all but seal the win with just 30 seconds left in the game.

Knowing it was all on his shoulders as the man in charge, Hoke decided to ask the men who have left it all on the field in The Big House the last four (or five) years of their life by asking the seniors how they wanted to go out. 

Classy move to give the group of guys that have laid it on the line for the program (through the good and bad) some ownership in the outcome in the biggest game of their careers. Hoke could have easily pulled the trigger on his own and gladly dealt with the fame or consequences by himself, but he recognized the importance of including the seniors in the decision.

I'm sure I'm not the only one who tips my hat to coach Hoke for that simple, and powerful gesture.


Author: Doug Samuels
Doug Samuels has been with FootballScoop since 2011. Samuels joined the FootballScoop staff after serving as a college scout as well as an assistant coach at the college level, where he was fortunate enough to have coached every offensive position by age 24. Samuels is a lifelong Michigan State fan, no huddle enthusiast, and currently coaches high school football in West Michigan.