The Brady Hoke hot-seat could be getting a lot hotter after Saturday’s loss to the University of Minnesota, and it might not even be for the poor play on the field. Michigan QB Shane Morris returned to a blowout loss after he had already shown signs of being wobbly on the sideline. In the 4th quarter of the 30-14 blowout loss, Morris took an apparent shot to the head and could barely get back to the huddle, throwing an incompletion after stumbling. At this point of the game, Michigan was down 30-7, and Hoke let Morris return to action after backup Devin Gardner played a few snaps.
When asked about letting Morris continuing to play, Hoke had insufficient answers.
Brady Hoke blatantly put a University of Michigan student-athlete at major risk by playing him after a known head injury, especially in a blowout loss. With Hoke trying to do everything in his power to save his job, he might have just cost himself the very thing he was trying to protect.