I would say it’s almost hour by hour,” Michigan assistant coach Phil Martelli said in a video conference call with reporters Monday afternoon when asked about Brooks’ status. Brooks has been working with trainer Alex Wong and was in sneakers for Monday’s practice. I don’t know that he’s ruled out for tomorrow night, but he’s not ruled in,” Martelli said.
After a perfect 11-0 start for the Michigan Wolverines, a road match-up against a ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers squad proved to be too much. A tough 75-57 loss pulled the Wolverines back down to earth after an incredible start to the season. The factors leading to this loss really compounded right from the start, where Eli Brooks was ruled out with a foot strain injury.
Jim Harbaugh continues to work to build his staff for the 2021 season, but one of his reported hires is still up in the air. Multiple rumors from last week suggested that Florida linebackers coach Christian Robinson would be joining Michigan’s staff, though it now appears that is far from official. FootballScoop — who originally reported the Robinson hire — said that despite offers being made, Dan Mullen was working to retain one of his top assistants.