ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Local 4's Bernie Smilovitz sat down for a one-on-one interview with University of Michigan Athletic Director Dave Brandon in the wake of the quarterback concussion controversy.
There have been calls for Brandon's firing this week after he admitted that mistakes were made in the handling of quarterback Shane Morris' "probable, minor concussion."
Brandon pointed to a "serious lack of communication" between the Wolverines' coaching staff and medical personnel. Morris absorbed multiple hits in Saturday's game, but the helmet-to-helmet hit that left his staggered and unable to stand upright was not seen by medical staff, Brandon claimed.
A petition started this week by Michigan students for the ouster of Brandon has garnered more than 7,000 signatures from faculty, students and staff.
Students staged an on-campus rally Tuesday night to also push for Brandon's resignation. The Michigan Daily, the campus newspaper, has also called for coach Brady Hoke's dismissal.