WATCH: Brady Hoke allowed a likely concussed Shane Morris to stay in and later re-enter the game

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Michigan coach Brady Hoke was already under fire for his team’s terrible play this season, but his handling of a concussed player during Saturday’s loss against Minnesota has sent fans over the edge.

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 27: Quarterback Shane Morris #7 of the Michigan Wolverines is helped off the field by Ben Braden #71 during the fourth quarter of the game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Michigan Stadium on September 27, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Golden Gophers defeated the Wolverines 30-14. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 27: Quarterback Shane Morris #7 of the Michigan Wolverines is helped off the field by Ben Braden #71 during the fourth quarter of the game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Michigan Stadium on September 27, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Golden Gophers defeated the Wolverines 30-14. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

During the fourth quarter of the 30-14 blowout, quarterback Shane Morris, who was already hobbled, took a hit to the helmet and emerged incredibly wobbly. He was so unstable that his teammates came over to usher him off the field. Morris waved them off, played one more down and eventually came out of the game.

However, a few plays later, the helmet of new quarterback Devin Gardner came off and he was forced to leave the field. So what do Hoke and his staff do? They have Morris, who is clearly struggling, re-enter the game and take the snap. Morris hands the ball off and then exits the game again limping and struggling.

Having Morris stay in after the hit was one thing, but having him re-enter the game when he was clearly injured is endangering the welfare of a player in a game that Michigan was clearly not going to win.

It was reckless and careless and concerning. Anyone could have taken that snap. It didn’t matter. It had no bearing on the result of the game. But if the ball had been fumbled and Morris had taken another hit, the result could have been catastrophic.

These players trust their coaches to make the right decisions for them and in this instance the game was more important than the welfare of a player and that’s not right.

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