Following Saturday’s game, Hoke did not commit to staying with Gardner as the starter. He said Monday that the team would announce Tuesday its decision on which quarterback will start against Minnesota.
Brady Hoke disagreed with the notion the Wolverines struggled in the first half, but he did not seem surprised by the fan reaction.
“If they’re truly fans, they’ll believe in these kids and what they’ve done,” Hoke said. “If they’re not, they won’t.”
The final scheduled meeting between Notre Dame and Michigan was supposed to be what many recent games in the series have been: an instant classic.
Bosch played in Michigan’s season opener and got time in six games – three of which he started – as a freshman last season.
Funchess recorded 748 yards on 49 receptions last season.
“You’ve got really strong leadership there, but at the end of the day, I think you’ve got to earn it,” Hoke said.
The former five-star recruit who transferred from USC to be closer to his ill mother may have to sit out this season.
As would be expected, one of the key players for Michigan will be quarterback Devin Gardner.
Hoke said he decided in February that the team would take that route.