No Head Set For Hoke

Despite Shane Morris head injury and communication breakdown, Brady Hoke says he will not be wearing a head set moving forward this season.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – If you were hoping Brady Hoke would switch his ways and start wearing a head set after the Shane Morris communication blunder that caused him to let his quarterback back in the game after sustaining an head injury -- don’t get your hopes up, it’s not happening.

Not any time soon anyways.

“No, I won’t,” Hoke said on the possibility of wearing a head set. “That’s something that I’ve explained a lot. It allows me to coach guys on the sideline. I’ve got a guy right behind me who is telling me everything that I need to know, as far as that concerned. I think it helps, when you want to be hands on, and be a hands on coach.”

While he won’t be wearing a head set this Saturday at Rutgers, or in the near future, Hoke says he takes full “responsibility” of his student athletes on and off the field.

“When you’re a leader you got to take responsibility,” Hoke said. “And I take responsibility for our student athletes. And I would take it for their health and welfare.”

Morris’ head injury has caused major attention to the program, and much blame has been brought down on Hoke, who has maintained he not knowingly put in Morris back in the game with a head injury, which was diagnosed as mild concussion on Sunday. However, Hoke says the decision on injured players playing or not, is still at the control of his team medical staff – not him.

“I also make it clear I don’t make decisions when injuries [occur],” Hoke said. “That shouldn’t be a coach’s decision. That’s why we have some of the best trainers, some of the best doctors in the country. We’re fortunate here at Michigan, because those are the type of people we attract.”

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