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Rodriguez asked Hoke if players such as Denard Robinson were helpful in recruiting new players and Hoke gave a positive response, praising the players as expected. No problems there.

Next Rodriguez asked Hoke if the upgraded facilities at Michigan helped recruiting. Again, Hoke’s response was as expected, touting the greatness of all that is Michigan and finishing with this: “There are no excuses for us not to compete at a high level every time we take the field.”