It’s not often that a group of students bans together to fire an athletic administrator. You have students who want a football or basketball coach canned all the time, but rarely does it get so bad that you target the athletic director. For Michigan Wolverines fans, it’s gotten that bad.
Students at Michigan took it upon themselves to make a difference. They held a rally on campus yesterday demanding that Dave Brandon, the school’s athletic director, be fired for not firing Brady Hoke. Hoke is the substitute teacher-looking football coach who played a concussed quarterback and has led the Wolverines to a 2-3 season so far.
On Saturday, Hoke left quarterback Shane Morris in for one play after Morris showed signs of concussion symptoms. This gave Michigan fans and students ample opportunity to bitch and moan about firing Hoke now instead of waiting until the end of the season. Let’s not pretend that if Nick Saban or Gus Malzahn made the same mistake, the entire student body wouldn’t follow them to the grave. However, when you coach a historically good football program into the ground, fans will look for any excuse to get your ass off the sideline, ASAP.
For Michigan students, the athletic director, Brandon, has not done his job by letting Hoke continue to coach. So, the students rallied together and marched on the university’s president’s home to demand justice for their shitty football team.
We’re at the President’s house. Chant is “Down with Dave.” pic.twitter.com/sP2bVFAwiZ
— Alejandro Zúñiga (@ByAZuniga) September 30, 2014
This will, of course, lead to nothing, but I’m sure everyone had a fun afternoon pretending the administration cares about what they have to say.
Sorry, Michigan. Looks like your football team is going to suck for at least the rest of 2014..