Brady Hoke took to the stand as usual on Monday and talked with the media about Michigan‘s loss against Utah and the upcoming match up against Minnesota. Here are the key points.
-The team’s attitude has been great and the team leadership will not fix the offense.
-The decision on who will start at quarterback against Minnesota will be decided later in the week.
-Devin Gardner and Shane Morris both know what they need to do to get better. Neither outplayed the other.
– As Jake Butt gets healthier, he will be more a part of the offense.
-The quarterback decision will be made based on “who commands the offense” and that “it is more a competition.”
-Minnesota’s run offense will be “a heck of a challenge” for the Michigan run defense, even with the Wolverines only giving up 168 total rushing yards through the first 3 games (which is the fewest since 2006).
-There truly has been a quarterback competition the whole time with how far along Morris has come. “Shane had a good fall camp, and I think it’s continued.”
-The struggles with Gardner are not all entirely his fault. “There are tipped balls in both games for his interceptions so maybe if we get two hands on it, it won’t be tipped. Has he made perfect decisions? No, and he wants to, and he will.”