UM students protest, demand AD Brandon’s firing

In this Sept. 27, 2014, photo, Michigan quarterback Shane Morris gets up from the field after taking a hit in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — About 1,000 University of Michigan students have marched to the home of school President Mark Schlissel to protest against the performance of athletic director Dave Brandon and football coach Brady Hoke.

Tuesday evening’s rally came shortly after Schlissel apologized for the way the team handled a head injury to quarterback Shane Morris during Saturday’s 30-14 loss to visiting Minnesota.

The protest came as disappointments mount for the 2-3 Wolverine and focused on coaches’ failure to keep Morris out of the game after his head injury. Brady says he was unaware that Morris hurt his head in a helmet collision.

The Michigan Daily reports that students called for the athletic director’s removal with chants of “fire Brandon” and “down with Dave.”

The Ann Arbor News estimates that about 1,000 people participated.

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