My son just pointed this out to me. I see it was published on May 3, but I didn't see any reference to it on the board when I searched. It does predate Brian's belittlement of the the MSA president's complaint about breaking the "long-held social contract."
Whatever. I think Bacon is on to something and I think we, the university, and the athletic department should treat the student attendance situation as something to learn from and adapt rather than to fight back with a stick. The problem might lie closer to a place where Brandon will never look: himself and others who are focused solely on money.
Anyway, here is Bacon's article: http://michiganradio.org/post/students-aren-t-leaving-michigan-football-michigan-football-leaving-them