(WXYZ) - University of Michigan head football coach Brady Hoke and his staff looked in on Lions practice Friday.
The second year Michigan boss said there is always something to learn from NFL camps, especially the position drills.
Yet he didn't expect or want Lions coach Jim Schwartz to roll out the red carpet for him.
"He's got more important things to worry about," Hoke said.
His visit marks the third big name guest at Lions camp in the last two days. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and longtime broadcaster John Madden were in Allen Park Thursday.
Hoke echoed Schwartz's sentiment about visitors.
"I don't talk to anybody except my players," Hoke said.
Hoke, who coached the Wolverines defensive line when the team won the 1997 National Championship, spent most of the morning watching Lions defensive line coach Kris Kocurek work his group through drills. Hoke jotted down notes throughout the morning.
Asked about his current team and their No. 8 preseason USA Today Coaches' Poll ranking, Hoke remained reluctant to soak in praise.
"That means nothing. You all know that."
Brad Galli is a Sports Reporter at WXYZ. Follow Brad on Twitter @BradGalli .
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