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Michigan coach Hoke hooks cancer-beating Ohio State fan up with tickets

You may remember the story of Grant Reed, the 12-year-old who named his brain tumor “Michigan” so that, when he beat it, could say he “beat Michigan.”

It was a fun — and heartwarming — story.

And it gets even better.

Michigan head football coach Brady Hoke caught wind of it all, and according to NBC4 in Ohio, gave Grant and his family a call.

Hoke offered the family four tickets to this year’s Ohio State-Michigan game.

Grant’s father, Troy, said his son did not hesitate to answer the coach. “He gave a very clear yes—he’s very excited.” Troy said.

Hoke did not say where the tickets will be in the stadium, but Troy says it’s no big deal. “Sad to say, in Michigan Stadium there’s no bad seat.”

Hoke’s offer was so nice that Grant’s father even admitted it’s getting difficult to keep his dislike for the Maize and Blue.


“But it won’t be hard to cheer for the Buckeyes in November.”

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