Throughout this whole coaching search (and the last one) and Rich Rod's tenure, Brian has usually seemed to touch on the heart of the issues as they affect us, the Michigan fan base. I understand this is a sympathetic crowd (as I'm writing this on his blog), but I think that Brian is this generation of Michigan football fans' Bob Ufer.
Yes, unlike Ufer, he doesn't really have a job with the university, nor does he broadcast games, but he does have a connection with the younger (I'm 27) Michigan fans that remind me of how my dad talks about Ufer. Most of us have probably never met the guy but it seems like we know him. It is this way because he feels the same way about Michigan, and things relating to Michigan tradition (anti-rawk music, disgust at losing to our rivals, nerdily examining football and basketball) that we do. We call him by his first name as though he's a friend or at least acquaintance; to me this seems similar to Ufer. However, instead of hearing him broadcast Michigan games over the radio (a relic of Ufer's time) we read him on our computers, smart phones, and every other modern medium of communication.
Thought this was something to think about while we clamor for the scraps of information and crash his servers waiting for a new update on our odyssey to find someone to coach Michigan besides a guy who's best finish was second in the MAC one time.