Michigan students rallied on campus Tuesday to protest the athletic department’s handling of quarterback Shane Morris, who was sent back into the game Saturday despite showing obvious signs of a concussion.
According to MLive.com, the idea for the rally was started on fan site MGoBlog.com Tuesday morning. The idea culminated with a few hundred students convening on campus in the afternoon to protest the football team’s handling of Morris and subsequent statements by coach Brady Hoke and athletic director Dave Brandon on the matter.
The students called for the athletic director’s head, repeating chants of “Fire Dave Brandon.” They then marched to the home of president Mark Schlissel.
Schilissel issued a statement on Tuesday to express his “extreme disappointment” with the program for mishandling Morris and allowing him to play in his condition.
You can see more photos of the march below:
— Tom McArt (@McArtTB) September 30, 2014
Hundreds of students shout "Fire Brandon" at rally on Univ of Michigan campus. pic.twitter.com/aXOaXBttcn
— Caresse Jackman (@CaresseJ) September 30, 2014
Detroit Free Press reporter David Jesse covered the rally from start to finish. Below is his account of the events: