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Michigan students hold ‘Fire Dave Brandon’ rally, protest on campus (Video)

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, the idea for the rally was started on fan site 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.

[Related: AD Dave Brandon says Morris has probable mild concussion]

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.

Michigan students rally

You can see more photos of the march below:

Detroit Free Press reporter David Jesse covered the rally from start to finish. Below is his account of the events:

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