Dec 28, 2013; Tempe, AZ, USA; Michigan Wolverines head coach Brady Hoke in the second half against the Kansas State Wildcats during the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium. Kansas State defeated Michigan 31-14. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan Football: Coach Hoke -- 3/13/2014 -- Spring Practice

Posted at 7:00pm — 3/13/2014

Michigan Football: Coach Hoke — 3/13/2014 — Spring Practice

Michigan Football ‏@umichfootball •19m
Hoke: Devin Gardner and Shane Morris getting equal snaps in practice; good competition. #UMSpringPractice
Hoke, on Jake Butt returning this season: Haven’t talked to doctors yet; if healthy enough, game 3 or 4 may be feasible. #UMSpringPractice
Hoke: Coming back from break, kids were energized; first full day of pads yesterday. #UMSpringPractice

Nick Baumgardner ‏@nickbaumgardner •14m
Hoke says he and Aaron Wellman are very proactive on ACL prevention. ‘A lot of it is bad luck.’
Hoke does says Shane Morris ‘isn’t ready to be the starter at Michigan,’ but he still has time to earn that.
Hoke says snaps between Gardner and Morris are still pretty even. ‘We’ve got really good competition.’
Hoke says Jake Butt could be back by possibly game 3 or 4, but that remains to be seen.
Hoke says Amara Darboh still can’t do everything right now. No live drills.
Brady Hoke says Devin Gardner looks healthier. No signs of foot pain.

Mark Snyder ‏@Mark__Snyder •14m
Hoke on ACLs: there are no common denominators
Hoke jokes Jordan Kovacs said they’re soft not practicing outside but donor Al Glick said if don’t use facility he’ll put steel in there
Hoke: always been in favor of playing 2 backs but never had a second felt comfortable with… Now have better depth
Hoke: to have jake butt back where you want him could be game three or four
Hoke: Devin Gardner still healthy
Hoke: week off benefited the team

angelique ‏@chengelis •14m
Hoke says re: numerous ACL injuries over last year and a half partly bad luck. No common denominator. Strength coach Wellman pro-active
Hoke says Shane Morris picking up things, sharing snaps w Gardner but “he’s not ready to be the starter”
Hoke pre-practice today says Jake Butt could be back game 3-4 from ACL injury.

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