(WXYZ) - GRAND RAPIDS -- Brady Hoke stirred up a crowd in Grand Rapids today when he quipped that Notre Dame was "chickening out" of its series with Michigan.
"The Notre Dame game, that rivalry, which they're chickening out of," Hoke said Monday to a group at the West Michigan Sports Commission annual luncheon.
"They're still gonna play Michigan State, they're gonna play Purdue, but they don't want to play Michigan," Hoke continued. "I don't know how they made that decision ... I really do ... But anyway, that's a great national rivalry game. It's a great game."