Hoke: "not sure about having a true spring game now"

Submitted by no joke its hoke on April 2nd, 2013 at 6:23 PM

At Hoke's presser he said he is not sure about a "true" spring game now since Bellomy was hurt. I hope they can still figure something out but it doesnt look good. Either way,please nobody else get hurt!!!



April 2nd, 2013 at 6:28 PM ^

I'd second that motion/notion.  I know it'd be a bit demoralizing for the team, as the Spring Game is the formulation of all the work put in the previous three weeks, but there are other important factors at play thus far in the Football year, one being keeping people healthy for a run at a Big Ten Championship this Autumn.

Wolverine Devotee

April 2nd, 2013 at 6:32 PM ^

He said he's not sure. Didn't say no. There's still a chance. The Maize team needs to get redemption after 3 straight years of losing to the Blue and now down in the series 28-26. They led before the 2010 game. 

Perd Hapley

April 2nd, 2013 at 6:42 PM ^

Since the QB's are wearing Red Jerseys and wont be touched anyways, why not have them rotate equally on each team. Would be more fun for everyone and equal to both sides.


April 2nd, 2013 at 6:51 PM ^

Somehow I think Bellomy was wearing some sort of red jersey in practice and probably taking zero contact, yet he managed to tear his ACL.  In any way possible, at this point, we need to limit the opportunity for flukey injuries to happen.


April 2nd, 2013 at 7:25 PM ^

What backups?  I would be willing to bet that someone, even if it's someone from a smaller school, will have a fifth year, a bachelor's degree, and enough talent to justify a scholly to play backup in 2013.

Maybe I should change "I would be willing to bet" to "I hope."


April 2nd, 2013 at 7:10 PM ^

In this case, I think common sense should prevail. Can we set up a rotating weather watch to warn him if there is snow, ice or wet pavement on his way to class? Police escort if he has to cross a street of course. Designated book carriers and a food taster?


Section 1

April 2nd, 2013 at 7:30 PM ^

Let's help Coach Hoke and Dave Brandon with some alternative ideas, to substitute for a Spring football game:

  1. 11-on-11 full-field basketball.
  2. Flag football game, instead of tackle, with Devin Gardner riding a stationary bike on the sidelines.
  3. Video feed from Virginia, watching Derrick Green in American History class.
  4. Lacrosse (see Number 1).
  5. Barbecue at the Big House, with three-legged races (Devin Gardner would be up in the Jack Roth Stadium club on a stationary bike) and egg roll.
  6. All-university QB tryouts for the #4 spot on the depth chart.  UM-Flint and UM-Dearborn students invited.
  7. Host Slippery Rock Spring Game.
  8. Invite Gerry DiNardo, Howard Griffith and Dave Revsine to talk about how great Michigan will be in 2013.  For three and a half hours.
  9. Singalong concert featuring Journey.
  10. Pinata party featuring Michael Rosenberg and Mark Snyder.  Free beer and open bar, starting at 7 am.


April 2nd, 2013 at 7:54 PM ^

  1. Did you see what can happen to your legs when you play basketball???
  2. Those bikes can be dangerous. In fact, outdoors is dangerous. Keep everyone inside.
  3. This one has merit.
  4. I want no sticks being waved around in the general direction of anyone.
  5. I hope someone is testing these eggs for salmonella before they get near anyone, even if they aren't meant to be eaten.
  6. This one is inevitable.
  7. Hey, why not?
  8. Don't we get enough hype just for a horrible letdown without this? Think of the fanbase's health, too!
  9. Ew, Journey
  10. Again with this swinging sticks??


April 2nd, 2013 at 7:55 PM ^

C'mon, he is not under any contract yet, he is still a student, and the stadium would be another sell out. Could this happen?
Make this happen.


April 2nd, 2013 at 8:29 PM ^

....but there was an announcement today regarding the donation incentive scheme for the Spring Game, so the department may very well be choosing to go ahead with something, at least for for the moment anyway. It also mentions that the scrimmage will be streamed on BTN2Go at 1 PM and broadcast on BTN at 9 PM that Saturday.  

Kyle Meinke updated a story today as well to say that Brian Cleary may very well be featured as the number two option at QB in the spring game (if they indeed go through with it). 


April 2nd, 2013 at 9:55 PM ^

Man after having a killing recruit class, BB team going to final four, i thought to myself finallu the light is shining on us.. Then all these major injuries happen, very dissapointing, i hope it doesnt effect the season


April 3rd, 2013 at 12:28 AM ^

There is no way Hoke will RS Morris if he plays well in Summer camp. He will be the back up this fall. This will give him plenty of experience with the offense before he takes over in his Junior year. I think Michigan will be in good shape with Devin as starter and Shane as the back up for the next two years.