ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan coach Brady Hoke says it’ll be a “glazed-doughnut game” when the 11th-ranked Wolverines play Akron.
Hoke explains that when he was growing up and playing football, eating a glazed doughnut the morning before games was part of his routine.
He is now trying to bring his childhood ritual to Ann Arbor, promising early-arriving students they will get a doughnut before noon kickoffs. The school plans to pass out the sweet treat to the first 5,000 students who pass through the gates Saturday at Michigan stadium. Hoke’s players can also have a doughnut, or more, when they have their pregame meal in the morning.
A cupcake might be more fitting with the Zips coming to town.