I don't follow other sports as closely, but David Brandon is NOT doing a good job managing over the football program.
Strike 1: He is responsible for neutering the Ohio State rivalry. Michigan and OSU should be in the same division. The last game of the season decides who wins between them. There is no rematch the following week. End of Story. Brandon, wisely, floated the october-game scenario as a red herring and most bit on that as the issue. Bottom line: he compromised the rivalry -- forever. The Game will never be the same. This will probably be his greatest legacy as AD and its not a positive one.
Strike 2: The general "I'm here to make as much money as possible for the athletic department" corporate mentality. Brian complained about this a few weeks ago. UofM is more than a corporation. The athletic department is more than a business. Michigan football is more than a cash cow.
Strike 3: The "we'll decide at the end of the season" strategy is crap. Every single day he waits to decide one way or the other damages the program. Make a decision and let everyone know. Harbaugh's regular season is over. If he's the guy, hire him YESTERDAY. If Harbaugh hesitates in the least, give your full unconditional support to RR.
I like how Brandon handled the ncaa investigation, i like how he's dealt with rebuilding the basketball program, and I like how he handles the media. All that said, "the pimp hand" is slapping the Michigan football program in the face as we speak. What has this man done to deserve your trust and unwavering support?