Michigan Daily’s concussion coverage praised

A journalist at a top-10 daily – and a Michigan alum – sends this note (anonymity was requested):

Just wanted to mention that the Michigan Daily has done an impressive job this week covering Michigan’s response/handling of a concussed player in its game on Saturday.

The four-person football beat wrote a strong but well-reasoned column calling for the head coach to be fired: and then were all over a 1 a.m. statement contradicting what the coach had been saying. They even managed to get that into print! With some great, contrasting pull quotes.

They’ve struck the perfect tone while going after the athletic department, which is something you rarely see a student newspaper do.

* Michigan football coach Brady Hoke must be fired (michigandaily.com)
* Statement reveals athletic department institutional dysfunction (michigandaily.com)