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|7 hours 46 min ago||bah||
Maybe you'd have enough time to do your job if you shaved your beard, hippie.*
*I am just kidding. My beard is way bigger than your tiny ladybeard.
|18 hours 10 min ago||Totally meaningless. Kerridge||
Totally meaningless. Kerridge and Countess (whose name is spelled wrong on their site) are listed as members, but I wouldn't make anything out of this. They can't say anything else, and frankly it's worse in my view if the AD heard this was coming and let them put themselves on the wrong side of this story to try to save DB.
I mean, this guy's whole problem is that he surrounds himself with yes men and can't admit a mistake, and here it is again.
I hope student-athletes understand that none of this is criticism of them, though. This is about ensuring they have the leadership, oversight, and protection they deserve as they pursue their goals and represent the University so much more positively than the AD administration has in recent days.
|22 hours 28 min ago||no||
Unfortunately the kid doesn't think he belongs at Michigan, so he wasn't going to get up and do it. I'm glad they got it together though. That was good.
|22 hours 41 min ago||random dude||
It's really too bad he didn't turn the megaphone over to the people who should've been talking to the crowd.
|22 hours 42 min ago||The whole thing was a||
The whole thing was a miscommunication.
|23 hours 12 min ago||Is there footage of Brian's||
Is there footage of Brian's interview? Only thing I missed.
|23 hours 51 min ago||I missed this. We need a||
I missed this. We need a transcript.
|1 day 8 min ago||This guy's getting way off||
This guy's getting way off message. He should keep it about the mishandling of Shane's concussion.
|1 day 12 min ago||Who is megaphone guy? He||
Who is megaphone guy? He should turn it over to the petition author next.
|1 day 13 min ago||Unreal||
ahhh where'd this guy get the loudspeaker? that's great.
|1 day 16 min ago||This dude needs the People's Microphone||
Hooray "protect our players" chant. Hooray whichever one of you has exactly my intuitions and/or is reading my posts.
|1 day 20 min ago||YES||
Good job, students!
It'd be great if you guys got some "We support Shane" or "Support the team! / Fire Brandon!" or "Support the players!" kinds of chants going, too.
|1 day 27 min ago||doesn't matter||
camp out there long enough and he'll show up
|1 day 28 min ago||I thought you were leading||
I thought you were leading them to Schlissel's lawn.
Also, it doesn't matter if Schlissel lives there. He'll get the message that the students are there. Stay there long enough and he'll show up.
|1 day 35 min ago||He's guessing||
But it's a good guess. But it's wrong about the endgame--Schlissel's statement paves the way to fire Brandon for cause, and sooner or later Brandon's going to retain a lawyer who's going to explain that to him.
|1 day 36 min ago||Thank you. Do it please.||
Thank you. Do it please.
|1 day 40 min ago||why am i not in a2?||
i could lead this. lead your people, WD. Brian. somebody.
|1 day 40 min ago||ok kids||
for serious, somebody needs to lead this to the president's lawn, chant "come out schlissel" until he shows up, and then chant "fire brandon" for a while until he asks for quiet and again promises the students directly that he will take care of things.
|1 day 45 min ago||here's an idea||
WD: you should get on a bench and get everyone's attention, then lead a march to the president's house and chant "fire brandon" on his lawn.
|1 day 45 min ago||I've got sound but no video||
I've got sound but no video on the feed.
|1 day 47 min ago||hey WD||
yell "mic check"
hopefully enough people will know what to do from there from OWS.
then you can make a statement and get some stuff organized.
|1 day 49 min ago||The Office of the General||
The Office of the General Counsel and the AD/President's PR people wrote the statements. But don't be distracted by the professionalism of the statements. Look at the content. Look at the clearly implied criticisms that a University President just publicly let fly about an embattled underling. These are very serious people. Those are very serious criticisms to make public. That's as close as President Schlissel can come to saying "I'm going to fire Dave Brandon as soon as legal figures out our strategy for not paying him his full buyout."
The way these things work is that you have to negotiate a buyout--we won't fire you for cause and you won't sue us and we'll say complimentary things about you and you'll resign for a small payoff. That takes time. It takes time for an egotistical asshole like DB to come to terms with the fact that he's done. It takes time for his lawyer and the U's lawyers to come to terms and get DB to accept those terms. And it takes time to craft a plan to competently run an AD that's been recently restaffed by handpicked yes men without the leader it is supposed to be their entire job to fawn over.
|1 day 1 hour ago||Guys, Brandon is done||
That is the statement of a University President who is about to fire his Athletic Director for cause. They're going to get sued by Brandon for doing it, so they have to be careful here. But read between the lines--Brandon is done.
HOORAY PRESIDENT SCHLISSEL!
PRESIDENT SCHLISSEL FOR PRESIDENT!
LONG LIVE THE PRESIDENT!
|1 day 1 hour ago||This||
The thing about our communications going forward is also an extremely serious shot across Brandon's bow in a situation like this. Like I said below, I really, really hope this is real. That is a statement from somebody who knows how to run this place. And Brandon is as good as gone if indeed Schlissel released that.
|1 day 1 hour ago||Atta boy, President||
Atta boy, President Schlissel!
I hope that's real. That is how you handle yourself at the University of Michigan.
|1 day 1 hour ago||It seems to me that firing||
It seems to me that firing Hoke will fracture the Michigan family again. But firing Brandon now will not. We should start there.
|1 day 1 hour ago||Thanks.||
|1 day 1 hour ago||Howard is completely confused about what's happening||
What is happening is not an expression of a lack of support for the team.
What is happening is an expression of disgust with the lack of leadership and accountability in Schembechler Hall, starting at the very top.
What is happening is an expression of support for the players, who just deserve better.
|1 day 1 hour ago||national media is there||
That's a sure sign that there are reporters in the room that aren't part of the regular crew.
|1 day 2 hours ago||FPG, I presume?||
Thanks. And no hard feelings--as I recall the meeting, you were polite and humored me well.
I mean, I have a t-shirt with you on it (Sports!) but it's not like I have a claim on your friendship.
But anyway thanks again for your comments. I finished my third Michigan degree in August and teach at a college in (gulp) Ohio now, although I'm back on campus for a few football and basketball games each year. (During basketball games on January weekends, you can probably find me behind Michigan's bench, three or four rows behind the Maize Rage, equipped with a large beard and maybe a toddler.)