And the Michigan Wolverines continue their barrage of embarrassment at the Big House, falling to the Minnesota Golden Gophers, 30-14.
Michigan now hoists a deplorable 2-3 record — something no Michigan fan is used to seeing. Michigan, a program that normally ended seasons with just three losses or lower, not only has three losses, but is on the verge of receiving much more.
Coach Brady Hoke should be absolutely ashamed of such a lack of play and coaching in this team. It’s become extremely obvious that this Michigan team under Hoke — which has gotten progressively worse — is unprepared and outplayed each Saturday. Hoke continues to clap on the sidelines like a madman, while fans exit the stadium with lowered heads. The Big House certainly doesn’t feel like the Big House anymore; Michigan football lacks the pride and strength it once proudly boasted; Hoke’s incompetence shines brighter than the scoreboard.
The only thing Hoke is good for now-a-days, is giving reporters something to write about, plain and simple. To make matters worse, he allowed a concussed quarterback in Shane Morris to continue playing — even though it was incredibly clear that Morris was limping and dazed. When questioned about Morris’s health, Hoke stated: “I did not. I didn’t see it. I can only answer for me.”
You’re kidding, right? What an absolute joke of a head coach Hoke is with that appalling statement. There is absolutely no way any good transpires from that. There’s two bad aspects here: first, how on this earth could you not have noticed your player limping and taking hard hits? Second, are you indicating you’re not paying attention to the play on the field? Hoke isn’t that oblivious; we see those black shades on his eyes staring directly at the field, his flailing hands frantically gesturing Michigan to move the ball.
Now, he’s going back to the whole “let’s let the players make their own decision” type of approach, just as he did last season in the finale against Ohio Sate, allowing the seniors to decide whether to kick the extra point or go for the two-point conversion. Reporters questioned why Morris was allowed to remain in the game while he looked ailed. What educated response did Hoke equip them with? Here it is: “I don’t know if he had a concussion or not, I don’t know that,” Hoke said. “Shane’s a pretty competitive, tough kid. And Shane wanted to be the quarterback, and so, believe me, if he didn’t want to be he would’ve come to the sideline or stayed down.”
Really, Brady? That’s the best you’re giving these knowledgeable reporters? This clownery absolutely needs to stop. How dare Hoke continue his insulting ways against the media. Does he really believe people are that foolish? There is no way he couldn’t have seen a limping Shane Morris — a blind man could have. Hoke allowed an injured player to remain on the field, sacrificing his well being, and for what? A potential comeback? Even if Michigan was down by a point, with a yard to go into the endzone, and a second left, you don’t punish a player in such a horrendous manner. How despicable of Hoke to refuse the removal of an injured player, and then lie about to the media.
Michigan has now dropped two straight home games — and in a shameful manner, at that. Hoke believes they’re still eligible for the Big Ten Championship. Yeah, we can pretty much laugh that statement into next season. Michigan has gotten worse, continues to get worse, and will not progress under the incompetent regime of Brady Hoke — a man who apparently doesn’t notice the slightest of things, such as a player’s injuries.
Don’t play us as fools, Brady.
The only fool here is you.