Originally posted on The Detroit Sports Site  |  Last updated 9/6/13
Johnny Manziel may have won the Heisman Trophy last season as a redshirt freshman. Michigan coach Brady Hoke still prefers his quarterback. As a guest on the Dan Patrick Show, to preview Michigan’s Saturday night showdown with Notre Dame, Hoke said that Johnny Football would not be quite as in the spotlight if he was wearing the Maize and Blue: Dan Patrick asks Brady Hoke what he would do w Manziel on team – "he'd probably be playing behind Devin Gardner" — angelique (@chengelis) September 6, 2013 Obviously, Hoke wasn’t going to sit on national radio and spout off that he’d rather have another team’s QB over Gardner, so take that response with a grain of salt. Hoke’s comment came one day after former Michigan star Tom Brady was asked, somewhat indirectly, about Manziel on CNBC’s “Squawk Box”. Brady’s response: “He’s [Manziel] probably been the best athlete in his high school class, in his elementary school class. So when you look across the ball, you have respect for those guys and treat them with respect. Football’s a physical game … and as [Kraft] would say, ‘If you’re a turd, it’s going to come back to you.’”
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