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Michigan coach Hoke says Devin Gardner will start at quarterback after Morris' injuries

In a Sept. 30, 2014 photo, Craig Kaplan, a senior at the University of Michigan, uses a bullhorn to rally the protestors who gathered outside the residence of University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel at the University of Michigan over the recent football game where quarterback Shane Morris was left in the game after receiving a concussion. About 1,000 University of Michigan students marched to the home of Schlissel to protest against the performance of athletic director Dave Brandon and football coach Brady Hoke.  (AP Photo/The Detroit News, David Guralnick)

In a Sept. 30, 2014 photo, Craig Kaplan, a senior at the University of Michigan, uses a bullhorn to rally the protestors who gathered outside the residence of University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel at the University of Michigan over the recent football game where quarterback Shane Morris was left in the game after receiving a concussion. About 1,000 University of Michigan students marched to the home of Schlissel to protest against the performance of athletic director Dave Brandon and football coach Brady Hoke. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, David Guralnick)  (The Associated Press)

After leaving sophomore quarterback Shane Morris on the field following a hit to the head last weekend, Michigan coach Brady Hoke took responsibility for the program's breakdown in communication Wednesday.

Hoke did not elaborate on discrepancies between his news conference Monday and athletic director Dave Brandon's statement on Morris' injuries early Tuesday morning.

Brandon said Morris suffered a high-ankle sprain and "probable, mild concussion."

Hoke said fifth-year senior Devin Gardner will start at quarterback at Rutgers this weekend.

Both Brandon and school President Mark Schlissel issued statements in the aftermath of Morris' injuries, citing a "serious lack of communication" on the field.

Hoke says his relationship with Brandon remains "a relationship that's built on trust, that's built on integrity and built on character."