You cannot say Michigan coach Brady Hoke is a liar.
When backup quarterback Russell Bellomy suffered a season-ending knee injury during this year’s spring practices, Hoke said the Wolverines would look into signing a transfer quarterback to add depth behind junior Devin Gardner. However, in June, he said the team was no longer interested in adding a transfer.
"I think we’re pretty set with what we have," Hoke told MLive.com in June. "I believe in the guys we have in the program."
That notion still rings true.
Former Texas quarterback Connor Brewer (Scottsdale, Ariz./Chaparral) recently left the Longhorns to transfer to a school where he can garner playing time. According to ESPN reporter Joe Schad, Alabama, Notre Dame, Stanford, Louisville, UCLA, Arizona and Tennessee have contacted Brewer about him transferring. Michigan was not on that list.
"To leave a great school like Texas, you’re going to do all your diligence and research," Brewer told ESPN. "I want a chance to compete. I want to find a place that fits me."
Michigan is likely not that place.
With Gardner locked in as the starter and incoming freshman Shane Morris most likely the backup, Brewer would be buried on the depth chart. Brewer would also have to sit a year due to the NCAA’s transfer policy. It makes sense why Hoke is not pursuing him. Though, several Michigan fans would love to see the Wolverines add a four-star passer.
Michigan offered the 6-foot-2, 195-pound pro-style quarterback during the 2012 recruiting cycle. Brewer, on the other hand, signed with Texas on Feb. 7, 2011, turning down the likes of U-M, Alabama, Notre Dame, Texas A&M, and USC.
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