According to Snyder, Hoke made the comments after a Ford-United Auto Workers event at Detroit's Ford Field to promote child identification kits.
Earlier this week, Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon gave his support to Hoke saying, "Brady Hoke is our coach and will be leading our football program well into the future. There is no question about it."
Hoke has led the Wolverines to a 26-12 record in three seasons at the school, including 15-9 in the Big Ten. The Wolverines finished this season 7-5 and 3-5 in the Big Ten, ending up fifth in the Big Ten Legends Division.
Gardner, a junior, completed 60.3 percent of his passes this season for 2,960 yards with 21 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He also had 483 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns. MANDEL: Ohio State outlasts Michigan in surprise rivalry shootout