Maybe it’s about potentially endangering this young man’s health or maybe it’s that Brady Hoke just sucks and was merely a temporary upgrade over Rich Rodriguez. Either way, fire him and don’t check on him after the door hits his head on the way out.
Here’s some great info on the Shane Morris incident:
Item No. 3 of the NCAA’s Concussion Management Plan (emphasis mine):
“All student-athletes who are experiencing signs, symptoms or behaviors consistent with concussion…must be removed from practice or competition and referred to an athletic trainer or team physician experienced in concussion management…(who) should conduct and document serial clinical evaluation inclusive of symptom inventory and evaluation of cognition and balance.”
“It was obvious to anyone who saw him in the aftermath of that hit that he was not right,” says Kenneth Perrine, a clinical neuropsychologist at New York Presbyterian/Weill-Cornell Medical College and the consulting neuropsychologist for the New York Jets and New York Islanders, where he evaluates players with concussions. “At the very least he could have sustained a concussion.”
Because Morris showed “signs” and “behaviors” of a concussion, he should have been removed from the game immediately and given a SCAT3 evaluation. Someone from Michigan’s medical staff appeared to be talking to Morris on the sideline, but it appeared the conversation focused on his leg. We know for certain a thorough concussion evaluation did not take place, as those take 15-30 minutes to complete. “The Michigan medical staff bears responsibility for whether or not to do a sideline assessment,” Perrine said. And Perrine made it clear that “a player staggering on the field with his knees buckling should have immediately been pulled over to the sidelines for assessment.”