Boston Globe profile of new Boston College AD Brad Bates. Bates was a football walkon during the Bo Schembechler era in the late 1970s.
Given the way Dave Brandon has scheduled with other ADs with Michigan ties (Jeff Long-Arkansas, Bob De Carolis-Oregon St, Warde Manuel-UConn, & Derrick Gragg-EMU), I bet we will see Boston College on Michigan's football schedule soon.
Per AA.com and a radio interview this morning Dave Brandon indicates that UM cut ties with CFC and supports still having a charity run at the Big House.
So, Dave Brandon has totally redeemed himself?
Per Angelique, who adds that Michigan has made proposals to move the game.
Does this mean New York City? It's hard to imagine a big stadium with a big draw near UConn other than it, or perhaps ... Boston?
EDIT: more tweets with more information:
On UConn game...Brandon says w state $$ to improve stadium politics are in play. Says would need waiver from state legislature
Brandon on UConn "my attitude - let's go to state legislature to move game". Realizes this is gonna be tough to accomplish
MORE UPDATES (per Angelique):
Brandon said Meadowlands was proposed venue for UM UConn. Meadowlands was very interested, he said
Brandon said "that's not Michigan" when asked if he considered buying out UConn game. "we did a contract, they control game"
Dave Brandon Sees Future Ticket Price Increases; Future Schedule; Baseball Coach and More EDIT: Different Article, More Tidbits
Ticket Prices: Gradual increases coming
Future Schedule: Announcement "days away"
Baseball Coach: Very deep pool of candidates
Air Force Game: Planning for special day
Student Incentives: Coming (no new news)
EDIT: Ann Arbor.com Article w a few more things
Would like to schedule more military teams
Entertainment factor examined when scheduling: "networks are fighting over that game" - 2014 App State game
Still working to move UConn game to new venue: "working hard on that"
Chicago Alums/Fans, the Sports-O-Rama is tonight aka the Coaches tour... It was a fun event last year and is for charity (scholarships)/supports the alumni association.
Obviously Hoke, Beilein, and Red will be there...
Several hundred attended last year, and there are tickets available at the door:
Dave Brandon and Mark Hollis have set the date for Round 2 of their (now annual?) golf match for July 24 at a to-be-determined course in Ann Arbor. Last year Hollis' team won in Lansing at Eagle Eye when Hollis' partner closed out the match on the first playoff hole.
I think this is a pretty neat thing they have going on and it seems like they will continue to do it each spring. I'd bet Brandon has been working on his game and hopefully he and whoever he chooses to play with this year can even the score.