Dave Brandon to resign at 1:30 per ESPN

Dave Brandon to resign at 1:30 per ESPN

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on October 31st, 2014 at 11:03 AM

Do you smell what Brian, MGoBlog and WD are cookin'?

 

BREAKING: #UMICH to hold press conference to discuss @DaveBrandonAD, multiple sources tell Free Press. @freep @freepsports @Mark__Snyder

— David Jesse (@reporterdavidj) October 31, 2014

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Dave Brandon is resigning as Michigan’s AD, source told @ESPN. Press conference this afternoon

— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) October 31, 2014

Buckle Up? Change may happen today (EDIT: 1:30 PM Presser To Discuss Brandon)

Buckle Up? Change may happen today (EDIT: 1:30 PM Presser To Discuss Brandon)

Submitted by Moe on October 31st, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Lot's of chatter this morning about a change happening TODAY with the AD.  Nothing confirmed as of yet, but STAY TUNED.  

 

EDIT:  No trick, just treats for all of us wanting him out.  

Edit 2:  BOOM

 

RT @reporterdavidj: BREAKING: #UMICH to hold press conference to discuss @DaveBrandonAD, multiple sources tell Free Press.

— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) October 31, 2014

Unverified Voracity about NFL coaches to college lack of success

Unverified Voracity about NFL coaches to college lack of success

Submitted by UMxWolverines on October 30th, 2014 at 9:52 PM

A few days ago when someone made a CC: Rex Ryan post the poster dothepose said the following:

''Did you not see Brians post in a Unverified Voracity about NFL coaches making the move to college and the lack of success? At this point can we just get CC talk when there is a pretty good rumor or something actually happens. At this point any name thrown out just annoys me until Brandon or Hoke or both are gone.''

And after the CC: Steve Mariucci post it came back to my mind. Does such a post exist? Could someone please link it for me if they do know of such a post?

I haven't been able to find it using the search. People like to say ''Well Carroll, Saban, and Spurier failed in the NFL and came back and won in college.''

1. Carroll did not fail in the NFL before USC. I wouldn't call 10-6,9-7,8-8 with New England ''failed''.

2. Spurrier and Saban both won national titles in college before going to the NFL. Saban left the Dolphins because the GM decided he wanted Dante Caulpepper over Drew Brees. You're also comparing some of the best college coaches of ALL TIME to Rex Ryan, Mike Smith, and Steve Mariucci.

3. Bill Callahan, Mike Sherman, and Lane Kiffin all did about as well in college as they did in the NFL.

Article introducing Bo in '69 notes his lack of Michigan ties

Article introducing Bo in '69 notes his lack of Michigan ties

Submitted by PeteM on October 30th, 2014 at 9:07 PM

Most Michigan fans know that the Free Press ran a headline "Bo Who?" following Schembechler being named to succeed Elliott. Given that Bo is the ultimate Michigan Man I thought this Jan 9, 1969 MIchigan Daily piece was ironic:

"Schembechler does have one thing going for him.  He joins the great non-Michigan tradition of Wolverine coaches.  Coming from the University of Miami, the starting point of many mentors, Schembechler, along with basketball coach John Orr, has succeeded in breaking the old system of having Michigan alums named to coach Michigan teams."

Regardless I'd be thrilled to get Harbaugh, but I just found it interesting that one of the first things mentioned about Bo was that he wasn't a Michigan man.

Rich Rod, Casteel, and the Myth about Money

Rich Rod, Casteel, and the Myth about Money

Submitted by Baloo on October 30th, 2014 at 7:45 PM

I realize that this board will never agree on what caused Rodriguez to fail here. However, in an effort to focus our pointless bickering on the right questions, it's time to put to bed a very persistent myth. May the following remove one source of contention from our angry but increasingly-united fanbase.

The myth:

"In 2008, Bill Martin gave Rich Rodriguez only 265,000 to hire a defensive coordinator. This amount was too low to bring Casteel or any other top defensive coordinator to Michigan, which is why the defense was so terrible. Rich Rod was set up to fail."

Ignoring the silly notion that Martin would agree to furnish a new million-dollar weightroom and pay 2.5 million of RR's buyout but simultaneously put a $265,000 cap on the DC salary, let's take a look at what other power conference teams around the country were paying their DCs in 2008.

Ohio State (Jim Heacock): 260,510

Oklahoma (Brent Venables):  210,000

USC (Nick Holt): 300,000

Oregon (Nick Aliotti): 225,000

Alabama (Kirby Smart): 360,000

LSU (Bradley Dale Peveto): 200,000

Florida (Charlie Strong): 300,000

Nebraska (Carl Pelini): 190,000

Auburn (Ted Roof): 370,000

Georgia (Willie Martinez): 220,000

Florida State (Mickey Andrews): 295,483

Washington (Ed Donatell): 334,000

Cal (Bob Gregory): 168,000

Tennessee (John Chavis): 340,000

Texas (Will Muschamp): 250,000

Va Tech (Bud Foster): 300,000

Clemson (Vic Koennig): 260,000

                    Average: $269,611

Even assuming Michigan refused a requested increase, which is not supported by any documented facts, the offer of 265,000 was competitive even among the nation's richest big-name programs. The fact that it produced the 109th-ranked defense in 2010 is ridiculous and a spectacular indictment of the hiring abilites of one man. His name isn't Bill Martin.