Michigan head coach Brady Hoke knows the last thing college students want to do after a long week of
partying studying is wake up at the crack of dawn on a Saturday morning because there is an early start time for the Wolverines game.
Hoping to entice them, Hoke along with the assistance of an Ann Arbor Tim Hortons will hand out 5,000 donuts to students waiting in line.
Hoke, extending a tradition he’s done for years (which has included his players) where a game is scheduled before noon, gives out the bakery treat as he calls the early kick’s ‘doughnut games’.
The Michigan football coach has long referred to noon kickoffs — his favorite start time — as “doughnut games,” referring to his memories as a youth football player growing up in Ohio.
Michigan and Akron will kickoff at noon Saturday inside Michigan Stadium, and the first 5,000 students to show up for the game will receive a treat from Hoke and Tim Horton’s.
“We’ve got 5,000 doughnuts to our students this Saturday,” Hoke said Thursday during an interview with 97.1-FM in Detroit. “This is a glazed doughnut game.
“(They’ll go to) those who get there early. It’s an early game, it’s a doughnut game. We call them glazed doughnut games. Tim Horton’s is helping us out, we’ve got 5,000 donuts.”