There were fears for Mike Hart after Michigan’s head coach collapsed on the sideline during Saturday’s game in Bloomington.
Michigan’s running backs coach was ejected for urgent medical attention during the first quarter of the Wolverines’ game against Indiana. He was carried on a backboard and taken to a local hospital for evaluation, according to reports.
Hart, 36, fell to the ground after Indiana scored an extra point to tie the game at seven with 4:57 left in the quarter. Michigan players quickly cleared the bench and spread out onto the court, many dropping to one knee.
Several Michigan coaches, including head coach Jim Harbaugh, stood by as the coaches worked with Hart. It’s unclear what happened to Hart, and a team spokesman said there was no update on his condition.
However, concerned players and coaches rallied around Hart as he received treatment, Bleacher Report said. Hoosiers coach Tom Allen also took the field to check on Hart, a former Indiana coaching staff.
The medical drama took place after the Fox show returned from a commercial break. But Anthony Broome’ On3 Sports said he was “receptive and vigilant”.
Hart managed to give the onlookers a thumbs up to show he was okay as the car threw him off the field. He rushed for more than 5,000 yards at Michigan and was the Wolverines’ fourth-leading rusher.
Hart also played for the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts. After the team released him in 2011, he started his coaching career that same year.
He coached running backs for Eastern Michigan University, Western Michigan University, Syracuse University and Indiana University Bloomington. After leaving Indiana University in Bloomington in 2020, he became the running back coach for the University of Michigan in 2021 and has been there until now.