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Michigan Vs. UMass: Wolverines Coach Brady Hoke Dismisses Huge Point Spread

The Michigan Wolverines are favored by a whopping 45.5 points on Saturday at the Big House against Massachusetts, but coach Brady Hoke scoffed at the number Thursday.

Hoke told a local radio station that the point spread that oddsmakers gave was "ridiculous." More from Hoke, based on a previous meeting with UMass:

"All you’ve got to do is go back two years, and it was 42-37 here in Ann Arbor. That gets your attention."

The Wolverins are 1-1 but got crushed by No. 1 Alabama and beat Air Force 31-25 despite being three-touchdown favorites.

Hoke said his team has plenty of improving to do starting with this week, as the Big Ten season starts the following week. He feels Michigan needs to stop the run on defense far better than how it has so far, and needs to establish a running game on offense, among other things.

Hoke also admitted that he misused his timeouts late in the first half against Air Force, by not using them at all.

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