DB let people know right off the bat he was not answering certain questions…I’m sure you all can guess the type of questions off limits.
Normally 50-60 Alumni at the Toledo events, today there was 128 people.
DB sees the Big 10 at 14 teams in the next couple of years, with 16 teams being possible. Only big name teams that have a large market share / successful in sports and in academics. He did not name names, but mentioned only a few schools fit that profile.
Going to be adding mega scoreboards / TVs in both endzones in the near future. Once the FB team is back to standards, 115K will be seen in the Big House.
Meets with RR every Sunday after games, they do have a very good relationship and RR understands the expectations at Michigan. Football drives the athletic department.
Will be expanding the athletic department…adding both men’s and women’s Lacrosse to get up to 27 sports.
The new and improved Crisler Arena will be one of the best in the Big 10…thinks Crisler might be the worst in the Big 10 right now.
Football brings in 2/3 of the revenue…100+ each year. Winning brings in $$$...after the 97 season, enrollment was up over 20%.
Has been in Cincinnati, Cleveland, other places…not talking in Columbus this week.
I’m sure there was more, but that’s all that came to mind typing…I’ll add anything else I can think of later.