Your Five Things For September 30th: Michigan QB Was Concussed
1. Dave Brandon Says Morris Had Concussion
In a statement released by Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon, quarterback Shane Morris did have a concussion and a high ankle sprain. This contradicts Brady Hoke's statements from his press conference who said, "based on everything I know," not a concussion. Dave Brandon introduced, in the statement, two different procedure changes. First, there will be athletic medicine professional in the press box or video booth to ensure a full field view. Next, there will be a review on how information is relayed to the coaches on the sidelines. Read the full 12 paragraph statement from Dave Brandon here.
2. Twins Fire Ron Gardenhire
The Twins said Monday that they have parted ways with Manager Ron Gardenhire after 13 seasons. The Twins had their fourth straight 90 + loss season. The team announced the whole coaching staff has been released as well. In his 13 seasons, the Twins won the AL Central 6 times all before 2010. Read more about the the Twins parting ways with Gardenhire here.
3. Kansas City Blast New England
Kansas City Chiefs hosted the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football. The Chiefs took a huge lead early and never looked back. After leading 17-0 at halftime, the Chiefs stepped on the gas and ended up winning 41-14. Alex Smith went 20/26 for 248 yards and 3 touchdowns and Jamal Charles had 18 rushes for 92 yards and 1 touchdown but had 2 other receiving touchdowns. Tom Brady did not play well going 14-23 for 159 yards and 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions. New England will host the Bengals next and the Chiefs will play 49ers in San Francisco.
4. Raiders Fire Coach After 0-4 Start
Dennis Allen was called up by the Raiders organization and told that he was fired after an 8-28 career in Oakland. The Raiders just came off of an embarrassing loss in London, losing 38-14 against Miami. Greg Olson and Tony Sparano are the likely interim candidates for the Raiders. Read more about the Raiders coach situation here.
5. Red Wings Top Maple Leafs Improving To 3-1-1
In preseason action, the Detroit Red Wings topped the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Joe winning 3-0. Petr Mrazek stood on his head saving all 27 shots he faced throughout the game. Toronto was 0-8 on the powerplay during the game while Detroit was 2-8. The goal scorers for Detroit was Nick Jensen, Riley Sheehan and Tomas Jurco. The Red Wings will take the ice again on Wednesday as they play the Penguins on October 1st.