Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, February 22, 2014

Just about a year ago, Brady Hoke made headlines by saying Notre Dame was "chickening out of" its football rivalry with Michigan. Hoke made the comment last offseason while speaking to a group of Michigan alumni in Grand Rapids, Mich. Why are we bringing it up again, you ask?

Well, Michigan held a Polar Plunge on Saturday at Michigan Stadium, and one diver went into the giant tub of ice water wearing a Notre Dame jersey over a chicken costume.

"That's for your coach," the fan said to Hoke after he ripped off his chicken head.


Even better: All proceeds from the event, which former Wolverines Denard Robinson and Jordan Kovacs judged,  benefited the Special Olympics of Michigan.

Here is the video of Hoke's comments from last year:

About Brent Yarina web editor Brent Yarina covers football and men's basketball for He writes the popular uniform feature "Clothes Call," which also focuses on the latest cosmetic changes across Big Ten arenas and stadiums. Read all of his work here. You can subscribe to Yarina's RSS feed and follow him on Twitter @BTNBrentYarina.