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Brian October 31st, 2014 at 12:19 PM

I was waiting for the press conference, but if Angelique is reporting it, it's done.

This may be grave-dancing, but I've never had a problem with that. People should be evaluated honestly.

And you could have one without the other but by tradition there is a second video…

Go to the Indiana game, guys, and cheer hard.

Comments

JFW

October 31st, 2014 at 2:50 PM ^

It was time for him to go. 

I'm sorry though, I really think the grave dancing is over the top. He was an ass so we should act like asses? He's gone, lets move on. 

I'm glad we've made a change. Now I'm nervous though. We have to hope that the U won't f*ck this process up. We havea  tight timetable and not alot of recent success to rely on for hope.

I wonder if the interim guy will fire Brady, allowing the next guy to come in with clean hands. 

Undefeated dre…

October 31st, 2014 at 12:57 PM ^

He did everything he could to make Michigan elite, in his mind. Continuing to build athletic palaces, charging exorbitant fees to get the "Michigan experience", etc. I'm sure he saw himself, and his department, as above the people -- the hoi polloi are to be manipulated, not listened to. He fed the separation of athletic life from campus life. 

I'm not so naive to think that athletes aren't special and don't deserve special treatment. But Brandon basically divorced his department from the overall mission of the university. Athletics are PART of campus life; Brandon wanted athletics to be its own fiefdom where he was lord. Goodbye, DAB.

charblue.

October 31st, 2014 at 1:01 PM ^

force this move and put Brandon's ouster front and center, we should also realize that the president has clearly understood the political realities of the situation in handling recent events, and doing it with the kind of professional aplomb you would expect from a man in his position.

I also think that once again, Mr. Bacon has also been a clairvoyant analyst in reviewing recent events and providing a roadmap for how things would likely turn out. They have, just as he predicted a week ago.

s1105615

October 31st, 2014 at 1:05 PM ^

People have found plenty of reason to dislike both guys (one as a person, the other as a tactician). DB deserves to go for his mistreatment of of the student body and the fans, and Hoke deserves to go because he hasn't gotten results on the field. Grave dancing (as the poster put it) is still in poor taste in my opinion. I believe DB was being perfectly honest when saying no one wants to win more than the athletes, coaches, and administration. With that in mind I hope both these guys can move on and be successful in their next positions. Just my 2 cents. Go Blue

champswest

October 31st, 2014 at 2:01 PM ^

I don't feel the need to celebrate today's events. I think Dave Brandon is a good man and most certainly a True Michigan Man. This is most likely a positive move for the university and hopefully the start of the turn around for the football program, but I feel more sadness for UM than I do joy.
I will be glad to put this behind us.

M-jed

October 31st, 2014 at 1:08 PM ^

Every day I come by your blog and I read. And it's good. We have a few updates, and a few laughs, and it's great. But you know what the best part of my day is? For about ten seconds, from when I grab my phone and launch the blog, 'cause I think, maybe I'll launch the app and I'll read the headlines and he won't be there. No goodbye. No see you later. No nothing. He just gone. I don't know much, but I know that.

That day is here!! Woot!

DealerCamel

October 31st, 2014 at 1:32 PM ^

I was visiting MGoBlog from work for my daily fix, and once it started taking forever to load, I knew that something big was happening.

Quick check on ESPN, and boom, confirmed.

DCmissingAnnArbor

October 31st, 2014 at 1:33 PM ^

Glad to see DB go... he clearly never understood what his priorities were, and what fans and alumni wanted. That being said, I think it is important to remember that DB deeply loves and cares about our alma mater. He accredited much of his success in life to his time at Michigan, and was a successful businessman we could be proud of. Sure, he wasn't a great AD and we are almost unanimous in wanting a change there, but let's not villainize him as an enemy. He's a guy who gave a lot of blood sweat and tears into giving back to Michigan... he just went about it all wrong.

4godkingandwol…

October 31st, 2014 at 2:15 PM ^

... I'm very happy he is gone.  I think it sucks that this is muppet worthy, but understand why Brian feels vindicated in his feelings and proud of his part in this.  

That being said, I don't like dancing on graves.  Honest evaluation and being smug in "victory" are not the same thing.  Good bye and good riddance, but nothing more from me.  

Onward.

InterM

October 31st, 2014 at 2:33 PM ^

Also, I'm registering a complaint with Brian about how slow this site has been today.  Enough with the "investigative journalism" nonsense, already, much less frivolous singing puppets.  Let's talk football -- what could be more important than that, after all?

Blue in Yarmouth

October 31st, 2014 at 3:42 PM ^

As I sit here in my tree stand waiting for the ten point buck I've been seeing on my trail cam to show his beautiful face, I can't think of a better way to pass the time than dancing on that clowns grave.

To those saying "he's a good man, this isn't something to get excited over" I say BS. A good man doesn't treat people the way DB does. They don't speak in condescending tones, they don't treat other people like their idiots or ridicule anyone who has the audacity to question them. DB certainly isn't a good man on my books.

Now when and if Brady Hoke is fired I'll agree that wouldn't be appropriate. He seems like a good man who was just out of his league, but still a genuinely nice person.

ST3

October 31st, 2014 at 8:13 PM ^

I was looking for a Muppets version of the Smith's "I know it's over" but all I could find was this (which, while perfect for this blog, is not really fitting for today's news):