Hoke hoping Michigan establishes tough identity in his 4th season of leading storied program

Michigan coach Brady Hoke is anxious to produce results on the field in his fourth season leading the storied program.

The Wolverines slumped to a 7-6 finish last year, prompting Hoke to hire a new offensive coordinator and shuffle his staff on defense.

Hoke hinted at depth issues being a problem in the past during his news conference Sunday at media day. Then he was quick to say there are no excuses and everyone that is a part of the team has to do a better job.

Michigan maintains its goal is to win a Big Ten championship, a trophy the school has not earned in a decade.

The Wolverines open the season Aug. 30 at home against Appalachian State.